customise content and advertisements. By clicking "OK" or by clicking into any content on this site, you
agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more visit the cookies section of our
December 8 - Unanimous support was today expressed here by the European Olympic Committees for its officials implicated in the London 2012 ticket scandal, even though the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Ethics Commission recommended that sanctions be taken against them.
December 8 - Drew Ginn, the triple Olympic rowing champion who was one of the "Oarsome Foursome" gold medallists at the 1996 Atlanta Games has been appointed as one of two head coaches of Australian rowing in a shake-up ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Rowing Australia has announced.
December 7 - Twenty four hours before it was due to expire, the latest 45-day suspension of former FIFA vice-president Mohamed Bin Hammam, who has been out of football for 18 months, was again extended today but left open-ended after FIFA-appointed prosecutors completed their investigation into alleged malpractice by the once most powerful figure in Asian football.
December 6 - Sarah Winckless, Olympic bronze medallist and double world champion rower, has held off the challenge of four London 2012 competitors – including fellow Olympic rowing medallists Zac Purchase and Alex Partridge – to earn re-election as chair of the British Olympic Association's (BOA) Athletes' Commission.
December 7 - Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) chief executive Henry Storgaard has issued a rallying cry for opportunities to be made across the country for more disabled people, particularly children, to get involved in sport.
December 7 - Retired Paralympians Giles Long and Danny Crates, who both played major roles in Channel 4's coverage of the London 2012 Paralympics, have each been awarded Honorary Doctorates of Science from the University of London's (UEL) School of Health, Sport and Bioscience at the North Greenwich Arena.
December 6 - Cyclist Bradley Wiggins and heptathlete Jessica Ennis today took the top male and female prizes respectively at the 2012 Sports Journalist Association (SJA) British Sports Awards at the Tower of London.
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.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced content manager to join our Communications & Engagement team. You will be tasked with delivering the Club’s targets across all of the official Club social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Working closely with the Senior Content Manager, Digital Manager and Content Manager for Web, the Content Manager for Social Media will ensure content on all platforms is co-ordinated with wider online and offline output. The Content Manager for Social Media will regularly review and analyse the impact of output and use learnings to fine-tune and modify the Club’s social media engagement strategy.
Popular Dutchman Raymond Van Barneveld will make his farewell appearance at the Professional Darts Corporation's World Championships that start in London this week, as the sport continues to work on its long-range Olympic target. Mike Rowbottom reports.