great britain before the olympics: oh god it's going to be shit, we never do anything right. they're planning to make a field for the opening ceremony oh god what are these planners smoking, it's going to be a joke. why are we so shit. i'm not even going to watch it, it'll be crap.
great britain now: OH CHRIST WE ARE FUCKING AMAZING. DID YOU SEE THAT, DID YOU ALL FUCKING SEE THAT. WE ARE SO GOOD. NO OTHER COUNTRY IS EVER GOING TO BEAT THAT, SUCK IT. GREAT BRITAIN IS AMAZING.