Basketball: Olympic funding cut for British team 'frustrating'


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The Independent Online

Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of basketball's governing body, Fiba, said he is "very frustrated" by UK Sport's decision to cut off funding to Britain's national teams.

British Basketball was told last month it would receive no funding before the Rio Olympics in 2016, having received £8.6 million during the previous Olympic cycle.

"We are certainly very frustrated that the efforts of the basketball family have to come to a stop," he said. "I think [British Basketball] did extremely well and the team were very competitive at the Olympics."