Olympics in numbers: which region is home to the most Team GB athletes competing at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

A breakdown of where all 376 athletes representing Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics were born

People across Great Britain are united in their support of Team GB athletes at the Olympics.

But where are those athletes from?

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Here we take a look at where all 376 athletes competing for Great Britain at Tokyo 2020 were born.

Team GB athletes. (Graphic: Mark Hall / JPIMedia)

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Many are shaped by their local communities and are quick to recognise that contribution when interviewed.

Where are Team GB athletes from?

According to data pulled together prior to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, there is a wide variation of where Team GB athletes were born.

No fewer than 53 Team GB athletes were born in the South East of England, meaning 14% of the total Great Britain athletes competing at Tokyo 2020 are from that area.

It is the highest proportion of athletes in the 376-strong Team GB squad.

London is the next highest on that list with 50 athletes born in the city (13%), followed by the North West which has 48 representatives (13%) at the Games.

How many Team GB athletes are from Scotland?

A total of 42 Team GB athletes competing in Tokyo are from Scotland - 11% of the overall squad.

This is the area with the fourth highest number of Team GB athletes, followed by West Midlands (32), Yorkshire and Humber (28), East (26), South West (24) and East Midlands (21).

How many Team GB athletes are from Wales?

There are 18 Team GB athletes from Wales, which is 5% of the overall squad representing Great Britain at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

This is just higher than the number of international athletes (15).

How many Tam GB athletes are from Northern Ireland?

Seven Team GB athletes are from Northern Ireland (2%) - the same number in the squad who are from the North East area of England, and two more than those who were born in Ireland (5).