A pre-Budget report given to Parliament failed to mention funding for elite athletes, and the British Olympic Association thinks the snub will hurt its chances in the medals race at the 2012 London Olympics. British Treasury chief Gordon Brown announced the pre-Budget on Monday.
The host country is hoping to win 18 to 20 gold medals at the 2012 Olympics, which should be good enough to finish fourth in the overall medal standings. Britain was 10th at the 2004 Athens Olympics with nine golds. UK Sport chairwoman Sue Campbell was also shocked at the report, AP reports.
If one assumes that the two people who gave the interview indeed work for Russian special services, then they acted very unprofessionally and risky
Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said that the missile that shot down the passenger Boeing 777 aircraft over the Donbass on July 17, 2014, was manufactured in 1986