Congratulations to Mo Farah for winning gold at 3000 metres in the European Championships. As it says on Wikipedia, he arrived in Britain in 1993 (i.e. aged ten) from Mogadishu as a refugee, speaking barely a word of English. Great role model for Somali youth, and one to watch in 2012.
PS I feel the need to elaborate on this.... I knew a man once who was, by any definition, racist. When Steven Lawrence was killed he muttered something along the lines of 'one down, another million to go'. But he adored Daley Thompson and Linford Christie because they won gold medals for Britain (and, needless to say, he was very patriotic).