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London 2012: GB handball men must 'step up' to avoid whitewash

Great Britain handball captain Bobby White has warned his team could fail to progress beyond the Olympic group phase if they do not improve their consistency.

Montenegro celebrate victory over Great Britain in Women's Handball Montenegro celebrate beating Team GB 31-19 in the Women's Handball preliminaries Group A - Match 5 between Montenegro and Great Britain on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Copper Box.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Great Britain Women's handball team bow to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (not pictured) following their match against Croatia Women's Handball Preliminaries Group A match at the Copper Box Arena on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Copper Box on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

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Handball Arena - Jan 2011 Work continues at the London 2012 Handball Arena... ... following confirmation from the British Olympic Association that Great Britain's men's and women's handball teams will compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games at the London 2012 Handball Arena in the Olympic Park on January 19, 2011 in London, England. © Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, applauds Britain's handball team at the end of the women's preliminary Group A handball match, Croatia vs, Great Britain, for the London 2012 Olympics Games on Aug. 5, 2012 at the Copper Box hall in London. Croatia won 37-14. (Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)

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Diving for an Olympics beach volleyball, Annie Martin from Canada plays against Team GB at Horse Guards Parade in London. Photo: Petr David Josek - AP

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The London 2012 Olympic Games from a different angle

Britain's Marie Gerbron takes a shot against Brazil in their women's handball Preliminaries Group A match at the Copper Box venue

Handball Arena - Jan 2011 Work continues at the London 2012 Handball Arena... ... following confirmation from the British Olympic Association that Great Britain's men's and women's handball teams will compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games at the London 2012 Handball Arena in the Olympic Park on January 19, 2011 in London, England. © Paul Gilham/Getty Images

London 2012 Olympics: patriotic fans show support for their national teams

A young fan takes a nap during the women's handball match between Russia and Great Britain at the Copper Box venue