Team Great Britain brought home a total of 67 medals from the Rio Olympics and 900 identical red bags.
— Team GB (@TeamGB) August 23, 2016
Issuing matching Team GB bags might have been a cool idea in theory, but in practice it appears to have created a whole lot of confusion.
Along with the team, several athletes also tweeted about the mess, including silver medal windsurfer Nick Dempsey.
Gold medal-winning rower Alex Gregory was also looking for his red bag.
— Alex Gregory (@AlexGregoryGB) August 23, 2016
As was fellow gold medal rower Matt Langridge, who uploaded a panoramic view that looks like a “Where’s Waldo” tableau.
— Matt Langridge (@matt_langridge8) August 23, 2016
Gymnast Becky Downie took a video of the mess.
Bronze medal sailor Luke Patience’s surname seems extra relevant for the situation.
— Luke Patience (@patience_luke) August 23, 2016
Meanwhile, sailor Sophie Ainsworth didn’t mind her long search for her bag. Honored to be a part of the Olympics, Ainsworth called the issue a “fantastic problem to have.”
— Sophie Ainsworth (@SASailing) August 23, 2016
Skeet shooter Elena Allen didn’t say how long she searched for her bag, but simply said it took “a while.”
— Elena Allen (@ElenaAllenGB) August 23, 2016
The good news is that it appears everyone found their respective luggage, including sprinter Richard Kilty, marathon runner Aly Dixon and trampoline gymnast Kat Driscoll.
— Heart NE News (@HeartNENews) August 23, 2016
Long jumper Jazmin Sawyers looked extra excited to have her baggage.
— Jazmin Sawyers (@JazminJayne) August 23, 2016
Judging from the time stamps on some of the earlier tweets, it appears it took almost four hours to get out of the airport on Tuesday.
(H/t: SB Nation)