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January 12 - Scot David Murdoch (pictured) will be the sole British representative when six teams from the United States battle it out against six from the rest of the world at curling's World Financial Group Continental Cup in Alberta, Canada, tomorrow.
By Duncan Mackay British Sports Internet Writer of the Year
December 23 - Rhona Martin, who led Britain's curlers to the Olympic gold medal in Salt Lake City in 2002, has been appointed head coach of the women's team for the 2014 Games in Sochi, it has been announced.
December 20 - Denmark took full advantage of the recent European Curling Championships in Switzerland to pick-up the best ideas for the Capital One World Women's Curling Championship which they will host from March 18-27 next year.
December 11 - Sweden's Stina Viktorsson beat Scotland's Eve Muirhead by 8-6 in a high-class final at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships in Champéry, Switzerland, to take gold and her first European crown.
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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