So, I’m watching women’s curling at the Olympics, and the entire GB team is from Scotland. Which makes sense, since it’s a Scottish sport, and Scotland is part of the UK/GB. But at what point do the individual countries play for themselves? I watch the Six Nations rugby, and you get England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland (and France and Italy). Is it tradition that keeps the UK/GB together for the Olympics?

And furthermore, is Great Britain really that great, and is the United Kingdom really united?