Sitting on a High Horse

Sitting on a High Horse

Behind these gymnasts can be seen a flag-bearer holding the union flag. Before the days of giant screens and tannoy systems visual indicators like this would have been useful.

Sweden refused to take part in the opening ceremony at the 1908 London Olympics when it emerged that organisers had forgotten to source a flag for them. Let's hope somebody remembers this year.

Film: Olympic Games In London