Public funding for Britain's women's indoor volleyball and men's beach volleyball teams has been withdrawn. The cut threatens the teams' 2012 Olympic participation. Nick Hope reports

Public funding for Britain's women's indoor volleyball and men's beach volleyball teams has been withdrawn. The cut threatens the teams' 2012 Olympic participation. Nick Hope reports

Olympics 2012: London 2012: Team GB claims its first medals of the games (July 30)

Olympics 2012: London 2012: Team GB claims its first medals of the games (July 30)

A new deal means Great Britain's women's indoor volleyball team  will return to the UK until the 2012 Olympics. Last year, their centralised programme was under threat after the sport lost its public funding - forcing players to find club contracts on the continent.

GB women's indoor volleyball team return to Sheffield

A new deal means Great Britain's women's indoor volleyball team will return to the UK until the 2012 Olympics. Last year, their centralised programme was under threat after the sport lost its public funding - forcing players to find club contracts on the continent.

Team GB form a huddle after winning the women's Volleyball against Algeria - Olympic games London 2012

Team GB form a huddle after winning the women's Volleyball against Algeria - Olympic games London 2012

Team GB form a huddle after winning the women's Volleyball against Algeria - Olympic games London 2012

Team GB form a huddle after winning the women's Volleyball against Algeria - Olympic games London 2012

Team GB form a huddle after winning the women's Volleyball against Algeria - Olympic games London 2012

Team GB form a huddle after winning the women's Volleyball against Algeria - Olympic games London 2012

Team GB celebrate on the way to victory against Algeria  Great Britain players celebrate winning the fourth set in the women's Volleyball preliminary match between Great Britain and Algeria on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court.

Team GB celebrate on the way to victory against Algeria Great Britain players celebrate winning the fourth set in the women's Volleyball preliminary match between Great Britain and Algeria on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court.

Lovely View.....:-)

They obviously need a lot of seats! Imposing 15,000 capacity beach volleyball stadium ready for spectators to admire the view (and the historic buildings)

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