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British Olympic Athletes All Have The Same Bag And Nobody Knows Whose Is Whose
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British Olympic Athletes All Have The Same Bag And Nobody Knows Whose Is Whose

Team GB may have returned from Rio with a record haul of Olympic medals, but unknown to them, one last challenge awaited them when they landed at Heathrow – trying to find their luggage. Because somebody decided to give all the athletes the same red bags, and as you can see, trying to figure out whose was whose was an Olympic event in itself.

“Having lots of fun,” wrote British gymnast Becky Downie in a video she uploaded to Twitter. “Spot your bag.” Other athletes also chipped in, with rower Alex Gregory tweeting “Anyone seen my red bag?” and silver medal windsurfer Nick Dempsey adding “mine’s the red one!!” Whoever was responsible for providing the luggage won’t be winning any medals…

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Team GB returned from the Rio Olympics to face their biggest challenge

Trying to figure out whose luggage was whose!

“Having lots of fun,” wrote British gymnast Becky Downie in a video she uploaded to Twitter. “Spot your bag”

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All of the bags for the British Olympic team were exactly the same

Which made trying to find them almost as hard as an Olympic event

Team GB won a record number of events at the Rio Olympics, but whoever was responsible for the luggage won’t be winning any medals…

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Donna Oades
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This may be a silly question, but did they not have this problem when they arrived in Rio to start with?!

Alec
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My guess is that either they arrived separately, or they were taken by bus to the Olympic Village, and maybe even had the bags delivered to their respective quarters. Upon their return, as they were going their separate ways, the problem became apparent

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Nomadus Aureus
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's funny. But next time, if you don't want to go through the hassle, just use colour-coded Gear Tags. If there aren't enough colours, than decide on one colour / team, so you will only have to weed through, say 20, instead of 200. Eg. blue for swimmers, red for gymnasts and so on.

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stickers and coloured straps could have done magic...

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Donna Oades
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This may be a silly question, but did they not have this problem when they arrived in Rio to start with?!

Alec
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My guess is that either they arrived separately, or they were taken by bus to the Olympic Village, and maybe even had the bags delivered to their respective quarters. Upon their return, as they were going their separate ways, the problem became apparent

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Nomadus Aureus
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's funny. But next time, if you don't want to go through the hassle, just use colour-coded Gear Tags. If there aren't enough colours, than decide on one colour / team, so you will only have to weed through, say 20, instead of 200. Eg. blue for swimmers, red for gymnasts and so on.

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stickers and coloured straps could have done magic...

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