Why is it Great Britain and not United Kingdom in Olympics
Team GB is the brand name used since 1999 by the British Olympic Association (BOA) for their British Olympic team. The brand was developed after the nation's poor performance in the 1996 Summer Olympics, and is now a trademark of the BOA.
Why is it Team Great Britain and not UK
“There is only one Olympic team from Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Team GB. There is not an Olympic swimming team or Olympic rowing team. The individual sports join to become Team GB, the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team.”
Why do Great Britain compete at the Olympics
The International Olympic Committee runs the Olympic Games, and it recognizes countries within Great Britain as an entity of Great Britain and has done so since 1896. Great Britain was one of the first teams to compete in the Summer Olympics in Athens along with 14 other countries.