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'Plastic Brits' will learn UK anthem

Updated: June 6, 2012, 10:47 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Foreign-born track athletes competing for Britain at the London Olympics are learning the words to "God Save the Queen" to silence critics questioning the loyalty of athletes who previously represented other countries.

"They know the words, or they will," Britain track and field coach Charles van Commenee said Wednesday. "I'm not going to rehearse everybody because we have 90 athletes, but people that matter ... let's say the relevant ones."

Van Commenee, who is Dutch, said ...

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