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December 9 - Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose has offered to give up a year's salary as "penance" for being involved in a corruption scandal in the hope he can put the incident behind him and concentrate on overseeing the Japanese capital's preparations for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
December 8 - An inspired South Africa have won their first home HSBC World Sevens Series title since 2008 after coming from behind to beat New Zealand in a fitting tribute to the country's late former President Nelson Mandela.
December 9 - RIA Novosti, the host news and photographic agency for Sochi 2014, is to be abolished and replaced by a new organisation headed by Dmitry Kiselev, a prominent Russian television presenter recently embroiled in a scandal over anti-gay remarks.
December 8 - Spain's Alemayehu Bezabeh produced the biggest winning margin for nine years in the European Cross Country Championships in Belgrade less than a year after returning from a doping suspension after being implicated in Operación Galgo.
December 7 - Russian couple of Gulnaz Akbasheva and Vitalii Morozov sealed their place in the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Hall of Fame after winning gold in the combined standard class two at the 2013 Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships in Tokyo.
December 2 - Scott Brash, the British rider who won team gold at the London 2012 Olympics, has pushed his way to the number one spot in the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Longines jumping world rankings.
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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It was 63 years ago on December 1 that France's Alain Mimoun finally got the better of his big rival Emil Zatopek to win the Olympic gold medal he coveted so much by winning the marathon at Melbourne 1956. Mike Rowbottom tells the fascinating story of the French runner.