A look at the medal count four days into the London Games would show host Great Britain has stumbled out of the gate, winning a meager four medals, none of them gold, which is good enough for 12th in the standings.
It's an unquestionably disappointing start to the Olympics for the Brits, considering host nations typically see a noticeable uptick in their medal count. Four years ago in Beijing, the British took home a fourth-best 47 medals, 19 of which were gold.
But as the wait for the country's first 2012 gold borders agonizing lengths, some of the top brass for Team GB seem confident that a lot more hardware -- specifically the golden kind -- is on the way.
"We need to be patient and we’ll see that the medals, and gold medals, will follow," British Olympic Association president Lord Moynihan told The Metro.
"The athletes remain confident," Team GB’s chef de mission Andy Hunt added. "There’s no sense at all among the team that we’re not delivering – we’re on plan."
And they are right. The Brits have plenty of contenders remaining in the Games. Wimbledon runner-up Andy Murray remains alive in the men's tennis tournament. 2012 Tour de France champ Bradley Wiggins along with runner-up Chris Froome are top contenders in cycling. Louis Smith is also a gold-medal favorite in men's pommel horse. Of course, there's also the Team GB football, er, soccer team. Never count the Brits out of a sport they sired.
And that's just a small sampling of who Team GB has left in the hunt.
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