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Nene expects to play on Brazil's Olympic qualifying team

Updated: August 13, 2007, 1:40 AM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Denver Nuggets forward Nene says he will be released to play for Brazil in the Americas Olympic qualifying tournament in Las Vegas later this month.

Nene's participation had been in doubt as the Nuggets and the Brazilian Basketball Confederation negotiated an insurance policy in case the forward gets injured in Las Vegas.

Nene admitted the insurance contract wasn't finalized yet, but said Nuggets officials guaranteed he will be released.

"I asked ...

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