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Ms Ennis-Hill and a range of her former colleagues will this week give their verdicts on Team GB’s performance during the Olympic’s athletics competitions. She will be accompanied by some of the UK’s most famous athletes, including Denis Lewis, Colin Jackson, Jeanette Kwakye, and the American Michael Johnson. Tuesday will see Team GB attempt to grab a range of medals in the women’s long jump, the men’s 200m, as well as hurdles, pole vault, hammer throw and more.
Ms Ennis-Hill is one of the UK’s most decorated athletes, having racked up an impressive number of points in the athletics during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
She narrowly failed to retain her Olympic heptathlon title, however, winning silver behind Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam, who went on to win by 35 points.
This all happened just months after the UK voted to leave the EU.
One of the vote’s biggest and most influential proponents, the Leave.EU campaign, posted a string of congratulations to Britain’s Olympians during the games.
Brexit: Leave.EU was told not to use certain words in their tweets during the 2016 Olympic Games (Image: GETTY)
Jessica Ennis Hill: The athlete pictured with Kate, Duchess of Cambridge in February 2020 (Image: GETTY)
The outfit added that their successes proved Britain was not too small to leave the EU – something many Remainers and pro-EU figures previously claimed.
However, Leave.EU was quickly ordered to stop using the Olympics in its tweets.
The campaigners received a warning letter from the British Olympics Association.
Leave.EU posted the letter to its website, which has since been removed, revealing how the group had been told saying words like “Rio 2016”, “Team GB” or “Olympics”, as well as any Olympic or Team GB logos, is an infringement of the British Olympic Association’s intellectual property rights.
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Rio Olympics: Ennis-Hill won the 800m final event but failed to retain her heptathlon title (Image: GETTY)
It continued: “These rights are reserved exclusively for our official partners who, as you will appreciate, pay significant sums to use our intellectual property and associate themselves with the Olympic Games.”
The Association also ordered the group to delete all previous messages.
According to i News, in a post on their blog, Leave.EU said the move “reeks of desperation”.
The publication said they added: “Throughout the referendum campaign, remaniacs constantly talked Britain down, believing we were too small and too pathetic to succeed outside of the EU.
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EU news: Many took to the streets to celebrate when the UK officially left the EU in 2020 (Image: GETTY)
Remainers: Europhiles were outraged that the vote was allowed to go ahead (Image: GETTY)
“We understand they’re still p****d that the majority of people do believe in Britain and want us to succeed as an independent country outside of the crumbling EU, but to try and stop us promoting just how great we’re doing reeks of desperation.”
The tweet remains on Leave.EU’s Twitter page, however, the video message no longer works.
At the time, the group said: “Leave.EU will continue to publish stories that showcase how Britain is thriving as we Leave the European Union.”
Brexit timeline: The series of events that led to the UK’s leaving Brussels (Image: Express Newspapers)
A spokesperson from the British Olympics Association told i News it had sent the warning to the political group.
It added that no legal action was being taken.
Meanwhile, Team GB have secured 35 medals in total putting them in sixth place behind the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).
Tokyo Olympics: China currently leads the way with 62 medals of which 29 are gold (Image: GETTY)
Among these include 11 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze.
China leads the way with 62 medals and 29 gold medals, trailed by the USA on 64 but a considerably less 22 gold medals.
Japan is in third with Australia in fourth.