As @aarror said, this is far from an Australian only thing. I have been watching alot of BBC coverage, and they had just about printed the newpapers heralding their win in the skeleton before the games had started (to her credit, she did win). Then during the ice dance last night, every pair in the back half of the ton ten was instantly compared to the Brits (who I think came 10th). And you wouldn't believe how tightly they are clinging onto Torvill and Dean. Im certain the Americans do it, and probably several other countries too.