Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chris Hoy's salary

...His UK Sport grant is a mere £24,000; compare that with the £20million salary being paid to Lewis Hamilton, Formula One's world champion, by McLaren Mercedes.

True, he is now heading a series of high-profile adverts for a breakfast cereal company but his earnings are nowhere near the multimillions that shower footballers, racing drivers and tennis stars.

“The sport is my hobby, my passion and my obsession,” he said yesterday as he watched a dozen “wannabe” Hoys labouring in the Manchester Veldrome. “It is nice to earn a little more but that isn't the reason we do it.”.... read more

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