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How did athletes from state schools do in Rio?

"Team GB’s medal winners are still four times more likely to have been privately educated than the general population"

By Peter Lampl  

Team GB arrive back in the UK after the Rio Olympic Games. 23rd August, 2016 ©Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Not only have the athletes of Team GB made Rio 2016 Britain’s most successful away Olympic Games for over a century, they’ve also challenged the traditional dominance of independent schools in elite sports.

Our analysis found that less than a third (32 per cent) of Team GB’s 130 medallists attended…

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