With Britain's medal-winners attributing success to the lift given by a home crowd, policy-makers are hoping a similar effect can be used to kick-start the flagging economy, by having people work in front of thousands of noisy partisan fans.
Early trials are already showing positive results, with productivity at one sandwich factory up 20% when 5,000 spectators were sent in to "ooh" and "aah" as the BLTs flew by, increasing the possibility that the scheme could be rolled out across the country.
"The crowd were like a few extra keys on my key-board", said exhausted writer Erica Corbett moments after completing a 30-page radio script in a new personal best of 53 minutes and 18 seconds in front of 70,000 fans at Twickenham Stadium. "Or maybe some extra fingers even."
James Eaton, a newly-qualified surgeon, echoed the thoughts of many others on the scheme, saying "The noise is amazing - it really makes a difference. It meant so much to know they were all behind me. Obviously I'm disappointed the operation didn't go how I wanted it to go, but the fans were brilliant."