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2014-03-24 12:34:22

10.8 Million Total Hours of Online Video Delivered during 2014 Olympic Winter Games CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, was integral in helping NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, deliver a massive 10.8 million hours of online video as part of its production of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in...

2014-03-19 23:02:44

FileCatalyst Direct solution enabled NBC Olympics to transfer event footage between Sochi, Russia, and Stamford, Connecticut, to facilitate remote production during its coverage of 2014 Sochi Winter Games. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, selected Unlimi-Tech Software, the pioneer in accelerated file transfers and the creator of FileCatalyst, the world’s leading accelerated file transfer solution, as its file transfer technology for...

2014-03-15 23:03:06

The Special Olympics is always accepting donations to better the training of the athletes and coaches. G.A.L. Inc is a proud supporter of Special Olympics and its athletes. Fairlawn, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 While people still use traditional means to pledge money to Special Olympics, there are some groups who have found their own way to raise money. The Polar Bear Plunge, which started almost 50 years before Special Olympics, has started collecting donations through the yearly...

2014-02-25 12:28:52

United States Olympic Committee sponsors work together to produce creative custom imagery using USG and GE technology CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Like the athletes they support, three U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) sponsors, USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), General Electric (GE) and Citi (C) used teamwork to produce custom installations at the USA House at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140225/MM71209 To view the multimedia content...

2014-02-21 12:22:37

Minister of State Gosal congratulates Special Olympics Canada on Government support BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal today held a press conference at the Cassie Campbell Community Centre to highlight Government of Canada funding for Special Olympics Canada. The press conference followed a basketball demonstration featuring Special Olympics athletes in which Minister of State Gosal participated. On February 5, the Government of Canada...

2014-02-20 23:26:28

Olympic Gold Medal Winning Mental Coach, Dan Vitchoff reveals the mental training secrets that have helped Olympic Athletes win Gold Medals. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 As competition heats up in Sochi, stories are coming out every day about Olympic successes and Olympic disappointments. Everyone’s talking about the success of Meryl Davis and Charlie White who won the first ever Olympic Gold for the USA in Ice Dancing. Davis and White had settled for Bronze in Vancouver...

Sochi Games Influenced By Winter Olympics Of 1932 In Lake Placid
2014-02-18 13:18:59

Michael Bezilla - Penn State Eight crashes that sent more than a dozen competitors to the hospital marred bobsled practice runs leading up to the 1932 winter Olympic games in Lake Placid, N.Y., but as dramatic as those incidents were, they also provide insight into more ordinary factors that continue to influence the Olympics, according to a Penn State researcher. "The crashes occurred on the Mt. Van Hoevenberg slide, which was specially built for the games at Lake Placid," said Peter...

2014-02-12 12:28:42

Brands Benefit from Olympics Broad Audience and Halo of Authenticity BOSTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With an expected audience of more than three billion viewers worldwide, new research by Arnold Worldwide shows that sponsor brands will benefit from the broad global audience as well as the integrity and authenticity of the Olympic Games brand. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140212/NE64038-INFO ) Arnold Worldwide evaluated the Olympic Games brand value on a proprietary...

2014-02-11 16:24:24

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Today marked another important milestone for Special Olympics Canada (SOC), which is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through active participation in sport. The Government of Canada's 2014 federal budget has approved an additional $10.8 million for SOC over the next four years. This additional funding will supplement Sport Canada's current annual funding of more than $2.8 million. As a national sport...

2014-02-09 23:01:48

In response to a recent article by Marketing Land, online marketing firm fishbat elaborates on Twitter’s decision to implement a sophisticated tracking system at the Olympic Games. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 09, 2014 fishbat, a leading online marketing firm, discusses the significance of Twitter implementing easier ways for users to follow their favorite athletes at this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. According to a February 7th article from Marketing Land titled “Twitter Makes...