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November 20 - Double London 2012 Paralympic gold medallists Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop have been named as joint Northern Ireland Sports Personalities of the Year at the IN! Glamour Magazine Awards.
November 20 - Ankara's drug testing laboratory is set to have its accreditation reinstated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after it had it suspended last year because of a false positive involving American basketball star Diana Taurasi.
November 20 - Car manufacturing giant BMW, the Official Automotive Partner of London 2012, are offering Games Makers the chance to purchase vehicles from the special edition fleet used during the Olympics and Paralympics.
November 21 - Hockey star Alex Danson, who helped spearhead Team GB to a bronze medal at London 2012, is confident the sport can maintain its popularity in the UK after the huge surge in interest that followed the Olympic Games.
November 20 - Queensland's Minister for the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey (pictured right) and Gold Coast 2018 chairman Nigel Chamier (left) have issued reassurances that the competition will not be moved to Brisbane.
November 20 - More than 20 Paralympians who starred at London 2012 this summer, including table tennis player Will Bayley (pictured), have now confirmed their attendance at the inaugural ParalympicsGB Sports Fest which will be held at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford on December 3 and 4.
November 20 - FIFA will today revisit the long running case of South Korea's Park Jong-woo and whether he should receive his Olympic bronze medal following his political protest which sparked a diplomatic row with Japan at London 2012.
By Duncan Macaky at the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro
November 19 - The Maracanã, the iconic stadium due to host the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympics, will be ready in late February next year although a quarter of the work remains to be done, the chairman of the company building it promised today.
Denver were awarded the 1976 Winter Olympic Games ahead of Sion in Switzerland, Tempere in Finland and Vancouver in Canada at the International Olympic Committee Session in 1970. But in a Colorado referendum in November 1972, voters rejected funding for the event. It is the only time a city has been awarded the Olympics but pulled out. The IOC then offered the Games to Whistler in Canada, but they too declined owing to a change of Government following elections. Salt Lake City offered to host the Games, but the IOC, still reeling from the Denver rejection, declined and selected Innsbruck, the 1964 host city, as a replacement.
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is the international governing body that oversees the quadrennial Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games. The CGF is a small passionate team, wholeheartedly committed to its vision, mission and values. Based in our central London headquarters and reporting to the CGF’s Sports Director, this role will play a key role within the team, providing operational and strategic support across all areas of the sport programme, including bespoke projects and events.
At the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, Spyridon Louis won the marathon to become an instant Greek hero. Mike Rowbottom tells the story of how a humble water carrier entered sporting folklore, 125 years on.