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'Too many Olympians went to private school'
11:51am Tuesday 7th August 2012 in News
Too many of Britain's top sportsmen and women were educated privately, the country's Olympic chief has said.
Lord Moynihan said it was wholly unacceptable that more than 50% of medallists at the Beijing Olympics came from independent schools.
He described it as one of the “worst statistics in British sport”.
He said it meant half of Great Britain's medals came from just 7% of the population who are privately educated.
Chairman of the British Olympic Association Lord Moynihan called for an urgent overhaul of school sport policy, and added private school dominance of sports was “wholly unacceptable”.
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