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Great Britain-Russia Preview

Updated: July 27, 2012, 9:33 PM ET
Associated Press

Britain barely has a history worth mentioning when it comes to Olympic basketball, but Luol Deng hopes to change that this summer.

Paced by a talented frontcourt, Russia believes this might be the year it finally reaches the podium.

Competing on the Olympic stage for the first time in 64 years, host Britain opens play Sunday against Russia in London.

With basketball having such little presence in Britain, FIBA, the sport's governing body, hesitated to award the hosts the traditional ...

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