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.
December 9 - Mohamed Bin Hammam, still suspended from world football pending possible fresh sanctions after FIFA-appointed prosecutors completed their inquiry into alleged malpractice by the former head of Asian football, is set to make a rare public appearance in Europe.
December 8 - Russian multi-billionaire Alisher Usmanov was today re-elected as the President of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) in Moscow after it was revealed that the sport's budget had increased five-fold under his leadership over the last four years.
European Olympic Committees on collision course with IOC after they back officials in London 2012 ticket scandal
December 8 - Unanimous support was today expressed here by the European Olympic Committees for its officials implicated in the London 2012 ticket scandal, even though the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Ethics Commission recommended that sanctions be taken against them.
December 7 - Peter O'Leary (pictured left) was the victim of a "malicious campaign" on the eve of London 2012 which wrecked his medal chances, the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has claimed.
December 8 - Baku was today chosen to host the inaugural European Games in 2015, the end of a long campaign to get the event added to the international calendar.
December 7 - It was a mistake for Rome's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics to be abandoned but they will try again for 2024, the city's Mayor promised here today.
December 9 - Commonwealth Games England (CGE) has secured another major sponsor ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Games.