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Scottish league leaders were beaten 3-0 by the Italian side

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Luol Deng wrote to the Prime Minister

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Table tennis, indoor volleyball, sitting volleyball and wrestling miss out

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Basketball, handball, wrestling and table tennis miss out on funding altogether

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Pakistan welcomes back a flamboyant Japanese hero of the ring

A motorized glider circled the stadium, dropping shiny shards of confetti. Male dancers from the fearsome Mehsud tribe whipped their long black hair to-and-fro in a celebratory frenzy. Boy Scouts released a balloon-bedecked "Wrestling for Peace" banner into the sky.

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British Wrestling's performance director, Shaun Morley, brushed off suggestions that Ukraine-born Olga Butkevych (pictured) should not have been in Team GB

Wrestling: Team GB has to grapple with questions over Butkevych

British Wrestling was forced to defend its selection policy after Ukraine-born Olga Butkevych was knocked out of the 55kg freestyle women's event inside six minutes.

Britain's Stuart Bithell and Luke Patience pack up their boat as light winds prevent sailing for the day in the men's 470 sailing class

Delay to men's 470 medal race may play into Team GB's hands

Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell believe the delay to the men's 470 medal race could work in their favour and also sets up what may prove to be a “golden day” for Great Britain.

Nicol Adams: Certain of at least a silver in her boxing match

Team GB: Spreading their net further in quest for more medals

Halfway through the second week of the games, the range of sports in which Britain can win medals tomorrow is broadening.

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Wrestling: Adopted Brit Olga Butkevych wants to give Great Britain a medal

After British triumphs in the women’s judo and boxing, there could be more success today in the women’s freestyle wrestling, a fairly new Olympic event, starting as recently as Athens 2004. But Britain has one competitor tomorrow: Olga Butkevych in the 55 kilogram division. Born in Ukraine, Butkevych hopes she can show her adopted country how this sport is done.

Ellis E Coleman of the United States (in red) competes against Ivo Serafimov Angelov of Bulgaria during the 60-kg Greco-Roman wrestling

Pictures of the day: All's fair in love... and greco-roman wrestling

Olympic fans flocked to watch the Greco-Roman wrestling yesterday when strong-armed competitors from around the world hurled each other around.

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