Yana Stadnik and Leon Rattigan are the latest in a series of couples to marry within the British Wrestling camp (Copyright Michele Jones)
What was it that Winston Churchill said? "A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma" - he was of course referring to Russia during WWII, but the phrase is also appropriate for the situation British Wrestling finds itself in.
Speaking to BBC Sport at the 2012 wrestling test event this weekend, Raphaël Martinetti, president of the sport's international governing body [Fila], said he was disappointed the Olympic hosts do not have more home-grown talent and criticised
for backing down on their plans to attend Fila approved training camps in the build-up to the London Games.
"For the future it's important that they need to maintain the promises they made before, not slowly eliminate the proposals," Martinetti said.
"Unfortunately for Great Britain the best wrestlers you have are not of British nationality, they're from Ukraine and other parts of Europe.
“If the training partners choose to naturalise and take part for Team GB when they've been in Britain for so many years, then British Wrestling will support them in their aspirations”
Colin NicholsonBritish Wrestling chief executive
"I am very happy if the host country has a strong team and wins medals, but I don't know with the UK if they have the possibility to do this."
The latest controversy to surround the programme comes a week after it was revealed that Great Britain's Ukraine-born 2010
European championship silver medallist Yana Stadnik
and British Champion Leon Rattigan were in a relationship, when in fact they have been married since July last year.
As many as five Ukrainian wrestlers, although not all officially part of the GB programme, have married British partners after meeting at the academy.
Why the secrecy surrounding Stadnik and Rattigan? Well, the Bristol-born Commonwealth bronze medallist is said to be a very private person.
However, British Wrestling has confirmed that with the deadline for Team GB Olympic selection in June and anticipated delays in the application procedure, Stadnik will require a discretionary hearing and possible fast-track assistance from Home Secretary Theresa May.
"I have fallen in love four years ago with Leon. Most of the time we spend training but the small time we have together [outside of training] we like going to the park. We have also been to Blackpool, Stonehenge, Liverpool," said Stadnik.
Despite her surprise first-round elimination at the Olympic test event, the 24-year-old has been dubbed British Wrestling's best prospect for success in London 2012 and the national governing body say they will do all they can to help their 'family' of athletes.
"Yana is a very special athlete who has given a huge amount to British Wrestling over a number of years," reflected Nicholson.
"Her aspiration appears to be to naturalise and become a British citizen having become ingrained in the fabric of Manchester and British Wrestling will do its best to support her in her aspirations."
Great Britain has anything but an illustrious history in the sport of wrestling, but the influx of several Eastern European wrestlers and the return of the GB Cup, after a year off due to funding difficulties, has given the team cause for optimism. BBC Sport's Nick Hope caught up with GB's Ukraine-born wrestler Yana Stadnik, who became the first female to win a European Championships medal for Great Britain earlier this year.
British Wrestling would certainly benefit from this situation being resolved quickly.
On Friday, Fila president Martinetti branded British Wrestling weak and expressed frustrations there were no plans to utilise 25 wrestling mats donated for the Games, in the UK after London 2012.
"I am concerned with the legacy, the UK is not only the English people, I hope the British [Wrestling] are not stupid and give help to Scotland, Wales and other countries," Martinetti told BBC Sport.
"I hope after the Olympic Games that the equipment goes to all parts of the country and I also want to see more coaches, more interest from the media and I hope this legacy is important to British Wrestling."
Nicholson maintains that
is doing its best to succeed with the modest £3.5m worth of funding it has received from UK Sport since 2005.
"We want to have quality international wrestling in the world class programme in Manchester - we haven't got plans to recruit further foreign training partners, but that policy will be under continual review," he said.
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