Great Britain Olympic Basketball Team: 2012 Roster Predictions and Analysis

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Great Britain Olympic Basketball Team: 2012 Roster Predictions and Analysis
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For the first time since 1948, when London last hosted the world, Great Britain will be representing themselves on the Olympic basketball courts once again.

With an almost absent impact on international basketball throughout history, Great Britain looked to gather a team willing and capable to compete with the world—a feat required by the International Basketball Federation.

Great Britain had to fight for the traditional spot given to the host nation, due to FIBA's requirement of proving they can compete to a higher level of international competition—a reasonable request considering the nation last qualified in 1948.

In the end, Great Britain prevailed and will play in front of scores of roaring fans supporting their nation with pride.

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