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.
Members of the Great Britain Beach Volleyball team train in Parliament Square, London, to launch TfL’s Temporary Road Changes planning tool, allowing motorists to check road closures during the Olympics
Following the withdrawal of public funding for Great Britain's men's beach and women's indoor volleyball teams, there is now the very real threat that they could lose their guaranteed place in the London Olympics. Nick Hope reports