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Tottenham's Bale out of Olympics with shock injury

Tottenham ace Gareth Bale is out of Great Britain's Olympics squad due to injury.

Bale will miss the Olympic football tournament after picking up an injury, dealing a huge blow to Team GB's prospects of success in the London 2012 tournament next month.

The Telegraph says Bale picked up the injury in the last 48 hours and informed Team GB coach Stuart Pearce that he will be unavailable for selection.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is understood to have aggravated an old injury to his back and hip area while on a training run to stay fit for the Games.

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