BBC News online reported on our analysis of the background of Team GB Olympic medallists

The proportion of Team GB medal winners who were state-school educated has grown since London 2012, says an education charity.

Just under a third (32%) of Team GB’s medal winners went to private school, down from 36% four years ago, suggests analysis by the Sutton Trust.

The new generation of state-educated athletes is challenging private school dominance, says the charity.

Sutton Trust chairman Sir Peter Lampl described the findings as “fantastic”.

The Sutton Trust, which campaigns to increase social mobility through education, analysed the school background both of medal winners and Team GB members overall.

Read the full report here

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