Rhythmic gymnastics group files appeal

LONDON -- Britain's rhythmic gymnastics group is making an appeal after missing out on a place at the London Olympics.

The group failed to reach the score it needed during the first two days of the test event at O2 Arena last month. That competition also served as a second Olympic qualifier.

The team says it was under the impression all three days of the competition counted toward Olympic qualifying. Britain exceeded the required score on the third day.

The appeal will be heard by an independent body Feb. 29.