However, this week at least one medal winner was residing locally. Lauren Wilkinson is from Vancouver and was rowing for Canada at London 2012. She won a silver medal in the Women's Eight.
She was visiting a friend and took a few days to enjoy Edinburgh on her way back to Vancouver.
I introduced her to the Lord Provost who signed for her the biography of another successful 22 year old athlete - from an earlier Olympic Games - who did spend a lot of time in Southside & Newington!