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By Tom Degun at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
November 24 - Karate's bid to appear at the 2020 Olympic Games has reached its most crucial stage yet as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) inspection team arrived to evaluate the World Karate Championships here.
November 23 - Guiyang and Cali were respectively confirmed at today's International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) Council meeting as host venues for the 2015 World Cross Country championships and the World Youth Championships.
November 22 - The life of Ivor Powell – footballer, coach and inspirational force – has been celebrated by staff and alumni at the University of Bath in a tribute event at the Sports Training Village that followed his funeral service.
By Tom Degun at the Fight for Peace Academy in London
November 22 - London 2012 Olympic women's flyweight champion Nicola Adams and men's super-heavyweight gold medallist Anthony Joshua paid a visit to Fight for Peace's London Academy here to help promote the positive impact of its sport and education programme.
November 22 - Lisa Standeven, a 45-year-old Canadian, held onto her world champion title as she beat Amy Truesdale of Great Britain in a powerful spar at the third World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Para-Taekwondo Championships tonight here at the Centro Deportivo.
November 22 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Aïcha Garad Ali of Djibouti has today been appointed as a World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Council member here in a move designed to promote gender equality and youth development.
November 23 - Britain's Minister for Sport Hugh Robertson admitted he would love to see the Olympic and Paralympic Games return to London in the near future but said that such a scenario is unlikely to happen.
November 22 - The two co-chairmen and secretary general of Gwangju 2015 have been re-elected to their positions meaning they are now set to be in office when the Summer Universiade gets underway in South Korea in three years' time.
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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