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Olympic announcement brings old row to life

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Gordon Farquhar | 17:42 UK time, Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The indignant response from the Scottish and Welsh football associations to the announcement of Great Britain football teams for the 2012 Olympic Games cannot have come as any surprise to the British Olympic Association.

The other home nations outside England have long made clear their implacable opposition to the idea of a joint team, and they are clearly finding the language used by the BOA in making the announcement provocative.

They insist there is no new agreement, no falling in line. This row has been festering for years.

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