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Wade-Fray sweating on FIBA decision

Jenaya Wade-Fray's dream of competing at the 2012 London Olympics for the Great Britain women's basketball team is under threat.

World basketball's governing body FIBA will decide on March 13 if Great Britain should be given host nation places at the Games for their men's and women's basketball teams.

Bermuda's new Female Athlete of the Year, Wade-Fray, will certainly be hoping FIBA's decision goes GB's way as she is a member of their women's side.

She became the first Bermudian woman basketball player to represent GB as the team look to qualify for this year's Eurobasket Championships in Poland.

Her selection followed an outstanding season with the University of Tennessee team in Chattanooga, USA.

The British Olympic Association (BOA) is backing the GB basketball's Olympic bid.

After meeting with GB Basketball, the BOA are satisfied that the sport has met its performance and legacy criteria.

BOA chief Andy Hunt told BBC Sport: “Basketball in Great Britain has made excellent progress since the introduction of the British Federation in 2006, with both the men's and women's teams qualifying as group winners for the EuroBasket Championships in 2011.

“They have surpassed expectations and there is no question that they are now capable of producing credible performances at the London 2012 Olympic Games.”

Basketball is one of the only Olympic sports where entry for London 2012 is determined by the world governing body rather than the BOA.

Chattanooga's Jenaya Wade-Fray, right, drives past teammate Kiara Smith for a layup during NCAA college basketball practice in Tempe, Ariz., Friday, March 19, 2010. Chattanooga plays Oklahoma State in a first-round game on Saturday. ¬ (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Published March 04, 2011 at 1:00 am (Updated March 04, 2011 at 9:12 am)

Wade-Fray sweating on FIBA decision

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