GB track & field team to miss 2012 Olympics opening ceremony

UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee said: "It doesn’t fit in the professional preparation for the biggest event of your life.

Angela wrote the same in her book. Ben was supposed to carry the Canadian flag at the Seoul opening ceremonies but Charlie forbid them from standing around on their feet all those hours. Nobody from their group even attended the ceremony.

“From start to finish it’s at least a six to seven-hour event.”
that explains alot.

Be interesting if the OG committee made it compulsary, no opening ceremony no medal