December 30 - Britain's Sports Minister Hugh Robertson claimed that UK Sport and Sport England will undoubtedly work more closely together in the future but explained that while there are still plans for a merger, the two organisations will retain separate identities.
December 30 - Mark Cavendish (pictured), the most successful sprinter in Tour de France history, and Jon-Allan Butterworth, a triple Paralympic silver medallist, have pledged their support for the 2013 Hero Ride which is looking to raise money for wounded British war veterans.
December 29 - Boxing star Fred Evans (pictured left), who won silver at welterweight at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has urged super heavyweight Anthony Joshua to join him in the UK-based World Series of Boxing (WSB) franchise the British Lionhearts.
December 28 - International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has paid a visit to the Wingate Centre in Cheshire which is an independent charity that aims to improve the lives of children and young adults with all levels of physical and learning disability.
December 26 - The Upper House of Russia's Parliament has officially passed a bill calling for fines of up to one million rubles (£19,000/$30,000/€24,000) for anyone illegally selling tickets to the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi.
December 28 - Sport England chief executive Jennie Price claims that she would fully support a bid from the country for the 2022 Commonwealth Games following the inspirational effect of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
December 29 - Youth Sport Trust chief executive John Steele says that his organisation wants to see sport for young people to be driven by young people following the launch of their new London 2012 legacy initiative.
During the Italian rowing team's celebration after winning the quadruple sculls at Seoul 1988, David Tizzano was thrown into the water and lost his Olympic gold medal on the muddy bottom of the Han River. A South Korean diver, working as a security guard at the regatta course, retrieved it after a 50-minute search. Eight years later, in Atlanta, Tizzano won a second gold medal in the double scull.
With numerous roles, Uğur Erdener is one of the busiest people in sport. Mike Rowbottom speaks to the newly re-elected World Archery President on the eve of the World Championships to delve into a hectic lifestyle.