given their recent Brexit vote. It's surprising to me the German's want to take credit for GB's success given they are dropping out. And the entry limitation brouhgt up by the responders makes this ridiculous supposition. Hell if we had even 3 entries in Gymnastics and swimming we would have had several more medals.
G.K. thanks for finding and sharing these looks as I always find them useful
In almost all of the Equestrian events, for example, multiple European teams medalled. If the EU were limited to one team, they'd be limited to one per event. In mens and womens field hockey, 5 out of 6 teams were from the EU. That'd be two medals if the EU competed as a single team.
To follow up on both our points, even if the EU were limited to 2-3 athletes and one team per event, it's likely that may have selected the wrong one in several cases. Just because one of the EU teams or athletes won a medal, doesn't mean they would have even been selected.