Salmond hails Scolympians

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FIRSt Minister Alex Salmond has wished “Scolympians” the best of luck ahead of tonight’s London 2012 opening ceremony.

In total, 54 Scots will be competing for Team GB in the Olympics, with a further 23 taking part in the Paralympics.

Mr Salmond said: “The eyes of the world are on the Olympics and the whole of Scotland is united in supporting our Olympians and Paralympians – our Scolympians – to go for gold.

“Every member of Team GB . . . now stands on the cusp of greatness.”