Kumar furious at Indian award snub

January 25 - Sushil Kumar (pictured), India's Olympic wrestling bronze medallist, has hit out at the Government after again being overlooked for for the Padma Shri, an award given to honour outstanding achievements by the country's top sportsmen and women.

Pyeongchang bid for 2018 caught up in Olympic wrestling bribery scandal

By Duncan Mackay

January 10 - South Korean officials fear that Pyeongchang's bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics could be dragged into a controversy involving Chun Shin-il (pictured), the chief executive of Sejoong Namo Tour and the President of the Korea Wrestling Federation (KWF), who has been linked with giving bribes to referees during the 2008 Games in Beijing.