Painting the town gold
Surprisingly, Newent in Gloucestershire is the most successful Olympic town outside of London. The small market town has 1.66 gold medals thanks to equestrian maestros Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin. Bolton, Edinburgh and Cheshunt in Hertfordshire are close behind with 1.33 medals each.
London has 1.83 gold medals: one individual gold for Mo Farah, one half of a gold for double sculls rower Sophie Hosking, and one third of a medal for Joanna Rowsell, who was part of the three-strong women’s team pursuit champions.