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The need for young people to stay active and be given the opportunity aspire towards something achievable, like representing Great Britain in a sport like basketball or volleyball.

As it stands, and as reported exclusively by Independent Sport, British Basketball may have no international team to speak of by the time the time the first shoots of spring are clearly visible through currently frozen ground.

For a sport that remains the second largest participation team sport for teenagers in the country behind football, that’s surely a reason for the government and the sporting authorities under its auspices to hang their heads in shame.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/british-basketball-funding-crisis-uk-sport-winter-olympics-pyeongchang-team-gb-a8232881.html

British colonialism has also played a major role in the way that some sports have developed around the world (e.g. cricket in India), and basketball simply wasn’t a part of the sport internationalisation process which accompanied this period of history.

https://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/research/sport-business/case-studies/basketball-uk/

UK Sport has been accused of “abandoning” basketball after withdrawing millions of pounds worth of funding to the Great Britain team because it does not believe they are capable of winning medals at future Olympics.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/feb/04/basketball-uk-sport-olympic-funding

In the inner-cities, where basketball flourishes, there’s a growing feeling that the inexorable push for medals is having an impact on something far more fundamental

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/british-basketball-funding-crisis-uk-sport-winter-olympics-pyeongchang-team-gb-a8232881.html

The need for young people to stay active and be given the opportunity aspire towards something achievable, like representing Great Britain in a sport like basketball or volleyball.

As it stands, and as reported exclusively by Independent Sport, British Basketball may have no international team to speak of by the time the time the first shoots of spring are clearly visible through currently frozen ground.

For a sport that remains the second largest participation team sport for teenagers in the country behind football, that’s surely a reason for the government and the sporting authorities under its auspices to hang their heads in shame.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/british-basketball-funding-crisis-uk-sport-winter-olympics-pyeongchang-team-gb-a8232881.html

British colonialism has also played a major role in the way that some sports have developed around the world (e.g. cricket in India), and basketball simply wasn’t a part of the sport internationalisation process which accompanied this period of history.

https://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/research/sport-business/case-studies/basketball-uk/

UK Sport has been accused of “abandoning” basketball after withdrawing millions of pounds worth of funding to the Great Britain team because it does not believe they are capable of winning medals at future Olympics.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/feb/04/basketball-uk-sport-olympic-funding

In the inner-cities, where basketball flourishes, there’s a growing feeling that the inexorable push for medals is having an impact on something far more fundamental

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/british-basketball-funding-crisis-uk-sport-winter-olympics-pyeongchang-team-gb-a8232881.html