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December 13 - Brazilian icon Pelé (pictured left), widely considered the greatest football player ever, has been unveiled as a new ambassador for P&G by no less than Switzerland's Roger Federer (pictured right), arguably the greatest tennis player ever.
December 13 - The 2013 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Moscow will now be shown by the BBC after Channel 4 agreed to transfer its rights to the broadcaster.
December 9 - South Korea, Iran and the United States of America dominated the medal table at the seventh World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Tunji, Colombia, while Vietnam kick their way to the top to take the first ever Freestyle Team title.
December 13 - Britain's numerous triumphs at London 2012 have seen them receive five nominations for the 2013 Laureus World Sports Awards with Jessica Ennis (pictured left), Mo Farah (right), Andy Murray, David Weir and Bradley Wiggins all shortlisted for prizes.
December 7 - Wrestler Alyssa Lampe (pictured) has been named the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Female Athlete of the month for November while bobsled pilot Steven Holcomb has taken the male award.
December 13 - Jade Jones winning Olympic gold in the taekwondo and then throwing her headguard in the air has been voted the most memorable moment of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in a poll carried out by BT, the official communications services partner of the Games.
December 12 - The 70,000 Games Makers volunteers, who gave up their time to welcome the world at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, have been recognised in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Awards.
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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A former synchronised swimmer from the tiny Caribbean island of Aruba, Nicole Hoevertsz's stock is rising fast at a time when integrity is as highly-prized a virtue as ever in the international sports movement. David Owen speaks to the official some have tipped as a future IOC President.