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London Olympics facing lockout impact

Prohibitive insurance costs could hinder NBA player participation in London Games

Originally Published: July 14, 2011
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

Will the NBA lockout ruin the 2012 Summer Olympics? It is a fair question, one that will be at least partially answered by the end of the summer.

Several foreign basketball federations are grappling with high insurance costs in the weeks leading up to regional Olympic qualification tournaments, one piece of the "collateral damage" that NBA commissioner David Stern spoke of when he announced on June 30 that the league was imposing a lockout.

Those federations are trying to find ways ...

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