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Olympics Poll: 75% 'Prouder To Be British'

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:02pm 13th August 2012.

A Pirate FM poll has revealed three quarters of people in Cornwall say the Olympics has made them prouder to be British.

It comes after Team GB had their most successful games of the modern era.

Restronguest sailor Ben Ainslie and Penzance rower Helen Glover are among twenty-nine gold medal winners.

Some Cornish sports clubs have seen membership double during the Olympics.

Organisers say the challenge now will be to keep people active now the games have ended.

Ben Ainslie is pleased more people could get into it. He said: "Sometimes it's frustrating, people might say, it looks easy or you know, it's not that tough. I can tell you, it's as tough as it gets and physically, I've never pushed myself as hard as I have done in the last eighteen months.

Ben adds holding the torch at Land's End was the moment he realised the impact it would have. He said: "It was an interesting moment, standing there waiting for the helicopter to come around with the flame to light the torch. Seeing the amount of people there and what it meant to these people and the fact that we had the Olympics finally coming and the flame and the torch on home soil. It all came together.

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