Olympics 'dominated by privately educated'10.08.2012
Most of Britain's top sportsmen and women were educated privately. More than 50% of medalists at the Beijing Olympics came from independent schools. Private schools can usually afford to devote more time to sport, and have better facilities and often top-class coaches.
British cyclist Sir Chris Hoy expresses his "immense pride" at becoming an Olympic champion for the fifth time. Sir Chris Hoy attended the private George Watson's College in Edinburgh.
Much attention is paid to the team sports. At the Olympic Games in London, 50% of the rowing team are from state schools.
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