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November 21 - Hockey star Alex Danson, who helped spearhead Team GB to a bronze medal at London 2012, is confident the sport can maintain its popularity in the UK after the huge surge in interest that followed the Olympic Games.
November 20 - Queensland's Minister for the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey (pictured right) and Gold Coast 2018 chairman Nigel Chamier (left) have issued reassurances that the competition will not be moved to Brisbane.
November 20 - More than 20 Paralympians who starred at London 2012 this summer, including table tennis player Will Bayley (pictured), have now confirmed their attendance at the inaugural ParalympicsGB Sports Fest which will be held at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford on December 3 and 4.
November 20 - FIFA will today revisit the long running case of South Korea's Park Jong-woo and whether he should receive his Olympic bronze medal following his political protest which sparked a diplomatic row with Japan at London 2012.
By Duncan Macaky at the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro
November 19 - The Maracanã, the iconic stadium due to host the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympics, will be ready in late February next year although a quarter of the work remains to be done, the chairman of the company building it promised today.
November 19 - A retired Chief Justice has been appointed by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to oversee the increasingly bitter Presidential election between Abhay Singh Chautala and Randhir Singh.
November 19 - Ireland's John Twomey, who made his tenth consecutive appearance in a Paralympic Games at London 2012, has been elected as the new President of the International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS).
November 19 - World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President John Fahey is confident that the plan to increase the length of bans for serious drug cheats from two to four years will survive legal challenges across the world.
November 19 - The European Olympic Committee (EOC) are set to move their General Assembly and Executive Committee Meeting next month from Israel to Italy due to the escalating Gaza Strip crisis in the region.
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.
The Senior Legal Counsel will support across both the Festival 2022 team and the Ceremonies, Culture & Queen's Baton Relay (CCQ) division of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC). The individual will provide day-to-day legal input and support across a range of creative projects from artistic commissioning to preparing a range of commercial contracts. Festival will take place across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales throughout 2022. It will deliver a programme of ground-breaking large-scale new commissions with the ambition of reaching millions; achieving the projects two objectives of bringing people together and promoting the UK's creativity to the world.
Rising Phoenix, a documentary about the Paralympic Movement set to be released later this month, promises a more complete look at the lives of champions including Tatyana McFadden, Jonnie Peacock and Bebe Vio. Mike Rowbottom reports.