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December 6 - Blighted by an alarming crime rate, Brazil is boosting its 2014 FIFA World Cup security budget to 1.879 billion Brazilian real (£562 million/$903 million/€696 million) to make sure the event is "one of the most protected sports events in history," the Government has announced.
December 6 - The British Olympic Association (BOA) has named the 10 young golfers who will become the first athletes to represent Team GB in the sport for more than a century at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney next month.
December 6 - Glasgow 2014 has announced the eight winners of the schools competition to name eight features on the soon-to-be-opened Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike course that will be used for the Commonwealth Games.
December 5 - Spyros Capralos, President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC), faces losing his position after he was heavily criticised by the International Olympic Committee's Ethics Commission for his role in the London 2012 ticketing scandal.
December 5 - Ukraine's Yuriy Bilonoh has been stripped of his Olympic shot put title from Athens 2004, one of four athletes to lose their medals after retested samples from eight years ago were discovered to be positive.
December 6 - Officials from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), National Paralympic Committees and International Organisations of Sports for the Disabled (IOSDs) have gathered in Frankfurt to discuss future developments in athletics at the two-day IPC Athletics Sport Forum, which got underway today.
December 5 - The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) Board today formally approved the deal that will see BT become the anchor tenant for the London 2012 International Broadcast Centre (IBC) on the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.
December 5 - The British Parliament's public spending watchdog has pronounced London 2012 a success, while reserving judgement on arrangements for delivering the much-trumpeted Olympic and Paralympic legacy.
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.
To co-ordinate the provision of sports science across the women's 1st team, WSLA squad and regional talent club programmes. Manage & lead the development of long-term load & athletic development planning - ensuring injury risk management & performance enhancement. Lead and co-ordinate the MDT support for longer-term injured players, including the management of detailed planning and tracking for such athletes. To liaise closely with national team's medical and performance departments to ensure players medical needs are met during international camps/tournaments.
The International Table Tennis Federation is preparing to move its global headquarters from the Olympic capital Lausanne to a new location - probably in Asia - to capitalise on the massive interest in the sport there and which has helped it reach an annual turnover of $20 million, 10 times more than it was making 10 years ago. Mike Rowbottom reports.