England get the green light for the Olympics

An England team will be representing Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics in London, after the four home nations sat down and finally agreed that they would not get involved, and would allow England to represent the nation as a whole.

They beat the deadline of the end of this month that Fifa had set them to come to a decision, and since Sepp Blatter had said that any involvement in a GB team from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland would threaten their independent status. But it now looks as though it's all going to go ahead.

'All four associations have signed a letter of intent and that has gone off to Fifa,' said a source to the Guardian. 'The letter says that we, the three home nations other than England, have not changed our stance but as England are hosting the Games we believe it is possible for them to play under their own auspices.'

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