Rule, Britannia!: Ennis and Co. seize Olympic gold
LONDON (AP) — When Jessica Ennis slumped to the track, so happy she was sobbing, the stadium announcer proudly informed an ecstatic crowd that her heptathlon title was Britain's first Olympic track and field gold medal in London since 1908.
That was back in the day when the sun never set on the British Empire, as they liked to say.
After breaking the long drought — with a very British "hat trick" on Saturday night — the fans were singing "Rule, Britannia." Others were belting out "God Save The Queen." David Bowie's song "Heroes" was replayed, and replayed, and replayed.