While we congratulate all our Olympic winners, this research shows that independent school students are more than five times over-represented amongst our medal winners relative to their proportion in the population - which is also the case at leading universities and in the professions more generally.
This comes as no surprise as children in independent schools benefit from ample time set aside for sport, excellent sporting facilities and highly qualified coaches, while in many state schools sport is not a priority, and sadly playing fields have been sold off.
Work for the next Olympics, in Rio, doesn't just start now. UK Sport say they have been preparing for a year already.
London 2012 has seen excitement, excellence and today came the exodus, as athletes from around the world packed up and left for home.
Yorkshire has been celebrating its success after athletes win ten medals for Team GB.