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Olympics/EU Flag

Asked for a reaction to reports today suggesting that the outgoing President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, was proposing that European athletes should sport the EU flag in commemorating their sporting victories, the PMOS said that he was not aware of any plans to introduce such an idea. The Great Britain team would continue to fly the Union Jack whenever the opportunity arose. He took the opportunity to congratulate Team GB on its performance in the Olympic Games in Athens. Asked if a victory parade would be arranged for them, the PMOS said that, as with England’s Rugby triumph, we would talk to the athletics authorities and decide what they wanted to do. Asked if the Prime Minister liked the idea of a victory parade, the PMOS pointed out that the Olympics had only just finished and the athletes had only just returned home. We would let them catch up on their sleep before talking to them.

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