Sunday Mirror: The hidden human cost of the 2012 Olympic medals

For the elite athletes of the world it’s a moment to dream of – standing on the podium to be crowned an Olympic champion. In all, 4,700 medals will be draped around the necks of competitors when the greatest show on Earth arrives in Britain next year. Yet – as the clock ticks down to London 2012 – a Sunday Mirror investigation uncovers the human price people say they are paying for those precious medals. Our exposé stretches 5,000 miles from the sparkling ­Olympic stadium to the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in the sparse South Gobi desert in Mongolia, one of the world’s last great wildernesses. To read the full article, click hereThe hidden human cost of the 2012 Olympic medals

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