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December 6 - Cyclist Bradley Wiggins and heptathlete Jessica Ennis today took the top male and female prizes respectively at the 2012 Sports Journalist Association (SJA) British Sports Awards at the Tower of London.
December 7 - Londoners must not be asked to pay any more money for the transformation of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, especially now West Ham United have been named the preferred bidders, a report from the London Assembly published today said.
December 5 - A Disciplinary Commission has been set-up by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which could see South Korean footballer Park Jong-woo denied the bronze medal he won at London 2012 for his political protest.
December 6 - UEFA President Michel Platini's revolutionary plan to stage the 2020 European Championship finals in at least 12 cities across the entire Continent was officially approved by his Executive Committee today - though with few additional details.
December 6 - Blighted by an alarming crime rate, Brazil is boosting its 2014 FIFA World Cup security budget to 1.879 billion Brazilian real (£562 million/$903 million/€696 million) to make sure the event is "one of the most protected sports events in history," the Government has announced.
December 6 - The British Olympic Association (BOA) has named the 10 young golfers who will become the first athletes to represent Team GB in the sport for more than a century at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney next month.
December 6 - Glasgow 2014 has announced the eight winners of the schools competition to name eight features on the soon-to-be-opened Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike course that will be used for the Commonwealth Games.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.