Britain has invested 264 million pounds in the preparation of athletes for the Olympics 2012

UK has spent on the preparation of 542 athletes[t:tag slug=atlet]athletes to the Games 2012 in London, 264 million pounds.

If British athletes will be able to win 57 medals of various merits, as it was planned before the start of the 2012 Olympics, each medal would cost 4.6 million British pounds. At the moment, the British 47 medals, each of which costs about 5.6 million pounds, reports The Telegraph.

Note that each of the 28 medals won by British athletes in Sydney 2000, has cost 2.1 million pounds.

It is also reported that the preparation of athletes for the Games and the 2004 Athens Games and 2008 Beijing Britain spent 70 million pounds and 235, respectively.

We add that the greatest financial support before the 2012 Olympics were the British rowers (27.3 million), cyclists (26 million), swimmers and athletes (in 25.1 million).

The weakest funding - in table tennis (1.2 million), weightlifting (1.37 million) and control (1.4 million).

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