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February 26 - The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is launching its new Sail for Gold programme which aims to bring the excitement of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics to sailing clubs and training centres across the country in the lead up to and during the games.
February 23 - Saskia Clark has revealed her new partner in the 470 class boat heading into the Olympic qualifying year, following last week's shock announcement by Sarah Ayton that she would not be seeking a third sailing gold medal.
February 23 - Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), a venue for next year's Olympics, has become the first UK sailing venue to be awarded sustainable event certification by the British Standards Institute (BSI).
February 16 - Britain's double Olympic sailing gold medallist Sarah Ayton has today announced she is to retire from the sport with immediate effect, thus ending her quest for an historic third title at London 2012.
January 28 -A dozen of the 15 boats Britain has competing in the Olympic classes at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami will go into tomorrow's final day in medal contention with a gold medal already ensured for John Pink and Rick Peacock (pictured).
January 27 - British sailors Lucy Macgregor, Mary Rook and Kate Macgregor took advantage of the best of the day's fickle conditions to advance into the quarter-finals of the women's match racing event at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami.
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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