By Emily Goddard
December 3 - The 2012 University Sambo World Cup in Kazan has been hailed a success and "brilliantly organised" by the sport's top officials, including President of the International Federation of Amateur Sambo (FIAS) Vasily Shestakov.
December 7 - Britain's Shelley Rudman set a track record in Winterberg, Germany, as she took gold in the Skeleton World Cup race.
December 10 - UEFA President Michel Platini says the pan-continental 2020 European Championship finals will be a help rather than hindrance for thousands of fans criss-crossing borders.
December 9 - Dancesport is set to be included on the programme when the European Games makes its debut at Baku in 2015 in what could be the next step to it achieving Olympic recognition.
December 9 - Gustavo Sánchez, Mexico's most successful athlete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, has been awarded the 2012 Premio Nacional de Deportes in the Paralympic Athlete category at an awards ceremony in Mexico City.
December 9 - Jess Coulson won the European under-23 cross country title in Budapest today – helping the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team top the medal table for a fifth year running with a performance so relaxed that she was singing aloud for much of it.