By Duncan Mackay at Forman's Fish Island in London
August 5 - A resolution will be found to the current row over Russia's new controversial anti-gay law that is overshadowing the build-up to Sochi 2014, International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president Ser Miang Ng claimed here today.
August 4 - Marcel Aubut, President of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), has backed the decision by two of the country's leading athletes to take part in the Vancouver Pride Parade today as a protest against Russia's new anti-gay laws which are overshadowing the build-up to Sochi 2014.
August 2 - A leading candidate for the Presidency of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has called for cities with discriminatory laws to be stopped from winning the right to host the Olympic Games.
August 2 - Four-time Grand Slam winning tennis superstar Maria Sharapova has been named as one of Samsung Galaxy's brand ambassadors ahead of Sochi 2014, in a list otherwise littered with star Russian names from Winter Olympic and Paralympic sports.
August 1 - Calls have been launched for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to help set-up a Pride House during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi to help ensure the safety of homosexual athletes, officials and spectators attending the Games amid fears that they will be targeted due to Russia's new controversial gay hate law.
July 30 - One of the world's largest gay rights organisations has stepped up its campaign to force Russia to repeal its gay hate laws ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, although they are so far not calling for a boycott of the Games.
July 29 - Britain's leading winter sports athletes will be converging on the University of Bath to attend Team GB's Sochi 2014 Conference, which takes place next month, as the build-up to the Games continues apace.
July 29 - Polish Olympic gold medallist Otylia Jedrzejczak heads the names of 20 students who will receive scholarships to study for a Master of Sport Administration (MSA) programme at the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU).
July 28 - Barcelona has completed preparatory work on a bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics - even though Madrid is among three cities currently campaigning to host the 2020 Summer Games.
July 24 - A lawsuit filed against the former President and chief exeuctive of Vancouver 2010 claims John Furlong sexually molested a female student a dozen times when he was a teacher decades ago in Burns Lake, British Columbia.
July 24 - Leading beer manufacturer Heineken have renewed their deal to be the home base for Dutch athletes and their families, media, sponsors and fans during the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014 and the Summer Games at Rio 2016, it was announced today.
July 22 - Sochi 2014 has unveiled the largest ever Winter Olympic programme for next year's Games, with a record 98 medals to be contested across the seven winter sports of biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, skating, skiing, luge and ice hockey between February 7 and 23.
July 18 - A litter of Persian Leopard cubs has been born in Sochi National Park for the first time in 50 years as part of the Sochi 2014 Environmental Strategy which aims to restore the population of this majestic endangered species.
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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