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December 21 - Asia's FIFA vice-president has called for an end to disunity in the region and has urged the various factions to bury their differences and set the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on a new path of reconciliation.
December 20 - The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) have revealed that they will start meeting with cities across America next year that are interested in hosting either the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympics or 2026 Winter Games.
December 22 - The inaugural World Sports Congress (WSC) 2013 has proclaimed to have attracted support from the UK Government, European Commission along with global sporting organisations, including London 2012, for their conference launching next February.
December 19 - The World Squash Federation (WSF) has highlighted its recent innovations in presenting its case for squash to be included in the 2020 Olympic Games to the International Olympic Committee's Programme Commission.
December 12 - Gwangju 2015 has received a boost after preparations for the Summer Universiade were praised by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) International Technical Committee (CTI) inspection team.
December 23 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has opened the registration process for the third International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development, which will take place on June 5 and 6 next year at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York.
By Tom Degun December 20 - Hugh Robertson, Britain's Minister for Sport, has revealed he was delighted to see London awarded the 2017 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships.
December 20 - Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has received a huge boost after the Turkish Government backed plans to build the world's largest airport in the city within the next four years.
December 21 - UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl says that the Welsh and Scottish Amateur Boxing Associations must respect the British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA) as their ruling body or the sport could lose £10.4 million ($17.9 million/€12.8 million) of its funding.
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.
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South African Sam Ramsamy finished his term of office as an IOC member at the end of 2018. As he moves into an honorary position, Mike Rowbottom speaks to the man Nelson Mandela often referred to as his son.