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December 20 - Japan Basketball Association (JBA) has been warned by Patrick Baumann, secretary general of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), they need to resolve problems found in the nation's basketball circle or face far greater risks in the future.
December 22 - Claude-Louis Gallien, President of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) has exclusively told insidethegames he wants a meeting with International Olympic Committee (IOC) leader Thomas Bach to discuss how both organisations can work more closely together.
December 23 - Seiko Hashimoto, a former speed skater and cyclist who competed at seven Olympic Games, is being touted as a potential candidate to be the next Governor of Tokyo as urgency to make an appointment grows for the sake of preparations for Tokyo 2020.
December 18 - Austria took an early lead in the overall International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Europa Cup series after their skiers impressively led the way at the opening event of the season in Pitztal, Germany.
December 20 - In the latest "will they won't they" saga involving an international leader travelling to Sochi 2014, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius is set to attend although President Dalia Grybauskaitė has confirmed she will stay away.
December 20 - Irish rugby captain Fiona Coghlan has been named Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year at a gala event in Dublin in recognition for an unprecedented 12 month period highlighted by her country's first ever Six Nations triumph.
December 21 - Ahead of officially receiving the International University Sports Federation (FISU) flag at tonight's Trentino 2013 Closing Ceremony, the President of Granada 2015 has declared here they are ready for the next Games.
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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