Team GB to win six fewer medals at Rio 2016, predicts Goldman Sachs

Economists say loss of host advantage means London 2012 tally will not be reached

The UK will win six fewer medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics than in 2012 when Britain hosted the games, according to economists at Goldman Sachs.

In a report that partly uses macroeconomic conditions to predict each country’s performance, the economists said Britain’s medal haul would fall without the boost that countries typically get from home advantage.

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