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Duncan Mackay is the editor of insidethegames.biz. Awards include British Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, British News Story of the Year in 2004 and British Sports Internet Reporter of the Year in 2009. Mackay is one of Britain's best-connected journalists and during the 16 years he worked at The Guardian and The Observer he regularly broke a number of major exclusive stories, including the news that British sprinter Dwain Chambers had tested positive for banned performance enhancing drugs.
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 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 2 - Former three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond today called for the International Cycling Union (UCI) to be stripped of its responsibilities for doping in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal.
December 2 - Rain, which affected the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open, cleared in time today for Malaysia's Nicol David to claim her eighth successive title in front of International Olympic Committee (IOC) inspectors preparing a report on squash's bid for inclusion in the 2020 Games.
December 2 - The polluted waters in Strathclyde Loch is one of the biggest threats to Glasgow 2014 hosting a successful Commonwealth Games, a key group led by Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond, has warned.
December 2 - British Swimming chief executive David Sparkes has promised to introduce the changes proposed in the Performance Debrief launched after Britain's disappointing performance at London 2012, even though it found that there was not one major reason behind thefailure.
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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The International Olympic Committee is this week celebrating its 125th anniversary with the opening of a brand new headquarters. Philip Barker takes us through the history of sport's most exclusive club.