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GB basketball teams to get funding

UK Sport has agreed to give Olympic funding to the British basketball teams after an appeal. The teams had been told they would get nothing after they failed to make an impact at the 2012 Games.

However, following a campaign including support from star player Luol Deng, UK Sport have now agreed to provide some money to the sport. Deng had written to the Prime Minister to say that basketball's popularity amongst children would be harmed if the British team was not supported.

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