It did do my heart good to hear the triple gold medal winner soon to be "Sir" Chris Hoy speak such sense:
"I was proud to represent Scotland in the Commonwealth Games.
That's something I will always cherish.
"Scotland is part of Britain - they are not mutually exclusive. I'm a proud Scot and I'm a very proud Brit as well."
As the increasingly obese Alex Salmond tries to use sport as a political football for his own narrow separatism it is good to know that real winners understand that the reality of success is the result of years of hard graft and nothing to do with the pathetic gesture politics of the SNP.