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Rome 1960: The GB football team made up of working class players

by Daniel Hewitt

The official announcement of Team GB's football team for the London Olympics has put an end to a piece of pub trivia that's been around since 1960.

That was the last time Britain had an Olympic football team. They won 1 of their 3 matches, and was comprised of working class, amateur footballers.

Daniel Hewitt tracked down a couple of the players with no medals but plenty of memories.

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Burnley's Sophie Hitchon books her place at London 2012

Sophie Hitchon in Team GB uniform
Hitchon will now compete for Team GB in London this summer. Credit: www.sophiehitchon.com

Burnley Hammer Thrower Sophie Hitchon became the first UK athlete to confirm her place in Team GB for the Olympics at the Aviva Athletics Trials in Birmingham.

Her throw of 69.79m ensured a top 2 finish. The 20-year-old had already achieved the coveted A Standard earlier this year throwing 71.62m

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