Team Great Britain came home from the Rio Olympics with a record 67 medals… and 900 identical red bags.
— Team GB (@TeamGB) August 23, 2016
Apparently, the challenges didn’t end at the games: the athletes’ final obstacle of sifting through the baggage claim at Heathrow could’ve been an Olympic event in itself.
— Elena Allen (@ElenaAllenGB) August 23, 2016
Theoretically, issuing identical bags to ALL Team GB athletes might’ve sounded cool. But as silver medal windsurfer Nick Dempsey points out, the execution might have overlooked one teeny tiny detail.
Mine's the red one!! pic.twitter.com/Z68nxrDyJ6
— Nick Dempsey (@nickdempsey1) August 23, 2016
Sailors Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark perfectly described how it felt to swim in a sea of red.
— 470 Girls (@470Girls) August 23, 2016
Sorry, Alex Gregory. Looks like you won’t be getting help anytime soon.
— Alex Gregory (@AlexGregoryGB) August 23, 2016
A few athletes thought it was hilarious to be inside a living “Where’s Waldo?” comic.
OMGSHHHH 😱😂 pic.twitter.com/PofNEM3RXj
— Becky Downie (@Bdownie) August 23, 2016
Meanwhile, it seemed only apt that bronze medalist Luke Patience had copious amounts of… patience during this very trying time.
— Luke Patience (@patience_luke) August 23, 2016
And if anyone is even planning on rolling their eyes at this pampered-athlete “non-issue”, you can stop right there. Sophie Ainsworth already beat you to it. #FantasticProblems
— Sophie Ainsworth (@SASailing) August 23, 2016
Judging from the time stamps on some of the tweets, it could be assumed that it took almost FOUR hours for the athletes to get out of the airport. Good thing this specific bunch of people don’t tire out easily.