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Olympic officials would resist DUP demand for Team GB to be Team UK

• Unionist party called for Olympic team’s rebranding in election manifesto
• BOA says change could hamper fund-raising and jeopardise sending team

British Olympic officials would strongly resist any demands by the Democratic Unionist Party to force them to change the name Team GB to Team UK in the wake of the general election result, claiming it could prevent them sending a team to Tokyo 2020.

The DUP, Northern Ireland’s largest unionist political party, called for the rebranding in its manifesto, claiming it would offer greater recognition of the country’s contribution to Olympic success.

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