Ben Bryant | The Telegraph
Mr Johnson wrote: “The Scots are never going to vote for independence…these games have done for Salmond…vote Hoy”
The “vote Hoy” statement may be a reference to Scottish gold medallist Chris Hoy, who rejected suggestions English and Scottish athletes should compete as separate nations.
Mr Hoy said during the Games: “I’m Scottish and I’m British, I think you can be both. They’re not mutually exclusive but it’s frustrating because as an athlete all you want to do is race and be the best you can and not get dragged into politics.”
Mr Hoy and Andy Murray, the tennis player, carried the Union Jack rather than the Saltire after winning their gold medals.
The Scottish First Minister attracted ridicule prior to the Games for calling on his countrymen to cheer for ‘Scolympians’ – an inelegant combination of the words “Scottish” and “Olympians”. He has said he wants London 2012 to be the last games at which Scots are a part of Team GB.