As Team GB continues to rack up medals, Olympic officials have pointed out that British athletes seem to be excelling in events which involve sitting down.
Rowing, cycling, sailing and canoeing have all become more prominent in recent Olympiads, and the focus at London 2012 has particularly shifted away from events which require competitors to stand up.
Some Olympic fans have hinted that the trend towards more 'reclined' sports may demonstrate the inherit British trait of laziness. Jane Williams, a quadrennial fan of athletics and other minority sports for two weeks at a time, said "There do seem to be an awful lot of very confusing bicycle races where no-one really understands how you win. I much prefer watching 8 muscular men of African descent with bulging shorts exert themselves for my viewing pleasure."
A British Olympic official denied any such laziness or propensity towards sitting down. "If we were really lazy, we'd go for the lying down events, which we don't."
The world however, remains unconvinced. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Britain's Amy Williams won a gold medal for lying very still on a tea tray.