"We are going forward, until the fat lady has sung here in London. We are still going for 12."
These were the words echoed by Gideon Sam, Sascoc President, in an interview a few months before the London Olympic Games. He was confident of the chances Team South Africa had of recording their highest medal tally at the Olympics. He was justified in his confidence, as the team did achieve its highest medal tally since readmission. But the team was some way off Sascoc's expected tally.