Members of the the British Olympic Team pose for a photograph with their medals after they arrive back from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, at Heathrow airport in London on August 23, 2016.
Twenty years after a stinging Olympic failure, Britain has risen from the ashes to become a sporting "superpower". Rival nations have been left confounded by Team GB's cool performance with 27 golds out of 67 won in Rio which gave them second place in the medals table behind the United States. 
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