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January 18 - Wenlock has appeared on a new slider pin. He is shown carrying an umbrella 'floating' on a rainbow. No word on issue size yet, but the pin has been spotted on Glamorous Living's site priced at £15.
January 18 - EDF are the latest sponsor to have released a pin to celebrate the 200 days to go date last Monday. This pin continues the fireworks theme they introduced at 1 year to go and is the 3rd pin in the series following 1 year to go and 300 days to go. Issue size is 500 pieces.
December 6 - Lloyds Banking Group have announced 4 new pins which comprise their brand logos and Games logos. These composite pins replace the original rectangular pins released back in 2010. They will be available with both Lloyds TSB and Bank of Scotland logos and in Olympic and Paralympic varieties.
January 2 - A new set of pins has been issued by BA. Once again, these are internal pins used to reward success within the company. Our understanding is that BA staff undertake training in various languages and the pins are earned as part of that training.
December 21 - For those of you waiting to complete your set of Royal Mail stamp pins, some good news. The Aquatics pin that has been absent since the original launch back in the spring is now available.
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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Paraguay's Camilo Pérez López Moreira is a newly-elected International Olympic Committee member who has set his sights on making an impact in tennis. Michael Pavitt sat down with the influential South American.