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Pressure's on committee after boycott threat

Updated: August 6, 2004, 1:32 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

BERLIN -- Germany's tennis federation asked its national Olympic committee to reverse its plan to bar the country's top two female players from the Athens Games, a stance that drew a boycott threat from some on the WTA Tour.

The German Olympic Committee set its own steep standards for tennis players, leaving Anca Barna and Marlene Weingaertner off the team even though they qualified automatically for Athens under an agreement among the WTA, the International Tennis Federation and the IOC.

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