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'Citizenship' hurdle to Philippine Asian Games' dreams

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MANILA - The Philippines said Thursday their hopes of winning their first Asian Games basketball medal in 16 years have been put in doubt over the eligibility of their NBA star Andray Blatche. 

Philippines' Andray Blatche (left) vies for the ball with France's Joffrey Lauvergne during the friendly basketball match between France and Philippines in Antibes, southeastern France on August 15, 2014

Incheon Asian Games organisers on Monday demanded proof of citizenship for some of the 149-member Filipino contingent including US-born Blatche, and two other male basketball players, the Philippine Olympic Committee said.

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