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December 6 - Blighted by an alarming crime rate, Brazil is boosting its 2014 FIFA World Cup security budget to 1.879 billion Brazilian real (£562 million/$903 million/€696 million) to make sure the event is "one of the most protected sports events in history," the Government has announced.
December 6 - The British Olympic Association (BOA) has named the 10 young golfers who will become the first athletes to represent Team GB in the sport for more than a century at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney next month.
December 6 - Glasgow 2014 has announced the eight winners of the schools competition to name eight features on the soon-to-be-opened Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike course that will be used for the Commonwealth Games.
December 5 - Spyros Capralos, President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC), faces losing his position after he was heavily criticised by the International Olympic Committee's Ethics Commission for his role in the London 2012 ticketing scandal.
December 5 - Ukraine's Yuriy Bilonoh has been stripped of his Olympic shot put title from Athens 2004, one of four athletes to lose their medals after retested samples from eight years ago were discovered to be positive.
December 6 - Officials from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), National Paralympic Committees and International Organisations of Sports for the Disabled (IOSDs) have gathered in Frankfurt to discuss future developments in athletics at the two-day IPC Athletics Sport Forum, which got underway today.
December 5 - The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) Board today formally approved the deal that will see BT become the anchor tenant for the London 2012 International Broadcast Centre (IBC) on the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.
December 5 - The British Parliament's public spending watchdog has pronounced London 2012 a success, while reserving judgement on arrangements for delivering the much-trumpeted Olympic and Paralympic legacy.
Canadian show jumper Ian Millar holds the record for the most Olympic appearances by an athlete in any sport. When he competed at London 2012 at the age of 65 it was the tenth time he had competed in the Games since making his debut 30 years earlier at Munich 1972. He had won his only Olympic medal at Beijing 2008 when he was part of Canada’s team that took silver in the team jumping event. Millar won a gold medal in the Pan American Games team jumping event at Toronto 2015. He announced his retirement in 2019.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) offers the position of a full-time Paralympic Games Brand Manager (f/m/x) in an international and multicultural team at the IPC Headquarters in Bonn, Germany, starting in early 2021. The IPC is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. We supervise the organisation of the Paralympic Games and Paralympic Winter Games and serve as International Federation for 10 Para sports. The Paralympic Games Brand Manager is accountable to the Head of Brand and Engagement and will be responsible for ensuring the Paralympic brand is represented in a consistent and impactful way at the Paralympic Games.
As the International Ice Hockey Federation prepares to decide whether Belarus remains a co-host of its World Championship later this year, Philip Barker recalls other occasions where human rights has been a key topic in the build-up to a country staging a major sports event.