How much is a British Olympic gold medal worth? £2m

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Leading sponsorship agency Octagon estimates according to the Independent, that some British athletes could pick up £2m (US$ 3.1 million) before Rio 2016, should they win gold at the London 2012 Olympics, and 22-year-old super-heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua maybe even up to £5m.

Swimmer Adlington, who said after Bejing that all she wanted was to buy a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, could follow in the footsteps of Imelda Marcos should she strike double gold again.

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  1. But how many gold medals will GB athletes win in London?

    1-3
    4-6
    7-10
    11-13
    14+

    I find this question more interesting, because we all know that they have put A LOT of monney in the sport since 2006

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