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Swimming to appeal funding cuts

British Swimming are to appeal against the decision to withdraw funding from synchronised swimming and water polo.

UK Sport announced the move on February 4 with basketball also losing all of its Olympic funding.

British Swimming chief executive David Sparkes said a formal request had been made to make representations to UK Sport board.

Sparkes said: "It's vital we have the opportunity to engage with UK Sport once again as we look to save these team sports from simply becoming a chapter in a history book rather than a lasting, Olympic legacy."