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January 17 - A 432-strong field of the world's best snowboarders are gearing up to compete across six different events at the 10th International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard World Championships, which gets underway today with the slopestyle qualifiers in Stoneham and Québec City, Canada.
January 17 - Stoke Mandeville Hospital, birthplace of the Paralympic Games, has removed all references and tributes to the late Sir Jimmy Savile from its premises following the revelations that television presenter and media personality was a serial paedophile.
January 19 - The Glasgow 2018 Youth Olympic Games bid has been given a boost after the Scottish city secured the right to stage the world renowned Turner Prize in 2015 in recognition of its global cultural status.
January 17 - Mo Farah, Britain's London 2012 double Olympic gold medallist, will compete in the UK Athletics British Grand Prix at the Birmingham National Indoor Arena (NIA) next month for his only indoor race of 2013.
January 17 - The embattled International Cycling Union (UCI) has been slammed by Change Cycling Now (CCN), which claims the world governing body is controlling the Independent Commission it established to investigate the doping scandal that has plagued the sport.
January 16 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has today unveiled two new websites for the 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey A Pool World Championships and B Pool World Championships, with just three and two months to go until the tournaments respectively.
January 16 - Stephen Miller, the captain of Britain's athletics team at the London 2012 Paralympics, has secured a new sponsorship deal which will help plug a gap created after he was dropped from elite funding.
January 17 - American Paralympic sprint star Richard Browne, who won a silver medal in the men's T44 100-metre final at London 2012 after being narrowly beaten by Britain's Jonnie Peacock, has been named in a formidable 2013 US Paralympics track and field team made up of 33 athletes.
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.
The role will consist in representing the APAC sales teams in Paris HQs, relaying and following up their demands to central departments, coordinating the preparation of proposals and the delivery of integrated partnerships.
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.