Sunday, August 05, 2012

The British Discuss Sports and Education

Team GB chief: dominance of public schools is unacceptable
Lord Moynihan said that about 50 per cent of the medals won by Team GB in Beijing in 2008 were secured by athletes educated in the independent sector, who made up just seven per cent of the population. He described it as “one of the worst statistics in British sport”, and said all Olympic sports should seek to be more like football, where the proportion of privately-educated players was seven per cent, mirroring society as a whole.
A translation is in order, because we are "a people divided by a common language": (GB) "Public School" = (USA) "Private School"

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