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...

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...

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.

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.

Great Britain's indoor volleyball teams will be allowed to take up host-nation places at the 2012 Olympics, the British Olympic Association has announced. Nick Hope reports.

Great Britain's indoor volleyball teams will be allowed to take up host-nation places at the 2012 Olympics, the British Olympic Association has announced. Nick Hope reports.

Men's Group A: Great Britain vs. Italy - Volleyball Slideshows | Great Britain is still looking for its first-ever Olympic men's volleyball win after being swept by Italy in each team's third Group A preliminary-round match.  (Photo: Jeff Roberson / Associated Press) #NBCOlympics

Men's Group A: Great Britain vs. Italy - Volleyball Slideshows | Great Britain is still looking for its first-ever Olympic men's volleyball win after being swept by Italy in each team's third Group A preliminary-round match. (Photo: Jeff Roberson / Associated Press) #NBCOlympics

Members of the Great Britain Beach Volleyball team (left to right) Denise Johns, Lucy Bolton, Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney wave at motorists in Parliament Square to launch Transport for London's Temporary Road Changes planning tool    Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Members of the Great Britain Beach Volleyball team (left to right) Denise Johns, Lucy Bolton, Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney wave at motorists in Parliament Square to launch Transport for London's Temporary Road Changes planning tool Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Steve Grotowski, well-known as a top player on US tours, hopes to represent Team Great Britain at the London Olympics!

Steve Grotowski, well-known as a top player on US tours, hopes to represent Team Great Britain at the London Olympics!

American tour pro Steve Grotowski  selected to compete on Great Britain's beach volleyball team at London Olympics!  (article)

American tour pro Steve Grotowski selected to compete on Great Britain's beach volleyball team at London Olympics! (article)

FILE - In this March 19, 2012 file photo, former marketing manager Martine Wright, works out in a gym with other members of the Great Britain sitting volleyball team, in London. Keep an eye out Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, for No. 7 when Britain plays Ukraine in its first match of the Paralympic Games sitting volleyball tournament. That's Martine Wright, a former marketing manager who was traveling on London's subway on July 7, 2005, when four suicide bombers inspired by Osama bin Laden detonated…

FILE - In this March 19, 2012 file photo, former marketing manager Martine Wright, works out in a gym with other members of the Great Britain sitting volleyball team, in London. Keep an eye out Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, for No. 7 when Britain plays Ukraine in its first match of the Paralympic Games sitting volleyball tournament. That's Martine Wright, a former marketing manager who was traveling on London's subway on July 7, 2005, when four suicide bombers inspired by Osama bin Laden detonated…

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

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

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