And it's always been that way. Sorry to invoke Godwin's Law but Germany went from 3 golds (9th in the medal table) in '32 to 33 golds (1st in the medal table) in '36. That's the effect that 3 years of massive investment can have on sport.
But did they invest in there own athlets born and bred in Germany? Or were some of the gold medalists from other countries?
That doesn't really matter. Investment in people, and this where I agree with you Kola, is what is important. So for me, it isn't so much a question of whether Mo Farrah is British or not, but rather why the heck is he training and living in the USA at presumably, our expense? Was investment not good enough here? What does one need to improve long distance running?
I'm All Ears.