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Man City defender Richards ready to represent his country

Micah Richards insists he is ready to give his all for his nation at this summer's Olympic Games.

The Manchester City right-back has been selected in the Great Britain team for the 2012 Games and is prepared to put aside his Euro2012 England snub to try and win gold.

"It wasn't my decision," Richards said.

"I didn't get picked in the team and once I wasn't picked in the squad this chance with GB came around and I wanted to go to the Games.

"It is always an honour to represent your country. It's not just England, it's GB so it is something new.

"When Stuart Pearce rang me and asked if I wanted to be involved, I jumped at the chance.

"It might not ever happen again so it is going to be a fantastic experience and I am really looking forward to it."

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