December 4 - Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed the law that simplifies the visa system for foreign volunteers taking part in the Winter and Paralympic Games in Sochi in 2014.
December 4 - Irish sailor Peter O'Leary has escaped being banned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) despite winning a four figure sum after betting on an opponent to win in the same event he was competing in at Beijing in 2008, it was announced here today.
UK Athletics chief trying to hide own failures by accusing others of "technological doping" claims rower
December 4 - Comments made by the UK Athletics chief executive Niels de Vos, who ascribed some of the success Britain had at the London 2012 in rowing, cycling and sailing to "technological doping", have been strongly refuted by a member of the British rowing team.
December 5 - Sweden will host the 2012 European Curling Championships when play gets underway this Saturday (December 8), with Karlstad's Löfbergs Lila Arena welcoming the A Group and the Karlstads Curlingklubb the B Group.
December 3 - Bibian Mentel, the Dutch snowboarder who has won the first IPC-sanctioned event in the sport since it was accepted onto the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games programme on her home course in Landgraaf, joins compatriot wheelchair tennis player Jiske Griffioen on the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) shortlist for the Athlete of the Month title.
December 4 - The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) were today suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) because of the row over its elections.
December 3 - A massive infrastructure project has been launched in Russia to ensure that the country is ready to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
December 4 - Sebastian Coe will officially take over as executive chairman of CSM, the sports and entertainment division of Chime Communications, who he recently sold his company to for £12 million ($19.3 million/€14.9 million), it has been announced.
December 3 - British Triathlon today announced Brendan Purcell as its new performance director and Ben Bright as the new head coach as it seeks to build on it sucess at London 2012, where Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee won gold and bronze medals.
December 3 - Salt Lake City will try to launch a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, it was confirmed today, but it must still convince the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) before it can proceed.
December 3 - Greg LeMond insisted here today that it was "now or never" for cycling to change its governance and culture in the wake of the doping scandal involving Lance Armstrong and the US Postal Services team – and added that he was willing to stand as an interim President for cycling's world governing body, the International Cycling Union (UCI).