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2014-09-22 16:25:16

Change Doesn't Happen From the Sidelines: Campaign will Create the First Unified Generation that will fight inactivity, intolerance and injustice WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics is launching a new global "Play Unified" youth campaign that will inspire and mobilize youth around the world to connect with people with intellectual disabilities and create more inclusive communities, leading to a more respectful world for everyone. From today,...

2014-09-16 12:27:11

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Canada is proud to announce the full roster of Team Canada members who will be headed to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games next summer in Los Angeles, California. This is the largest delegation Special Olympics Canada has sent to a World Summer Games. Please find the full Team Canada roster here. The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will feature 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches from over 177 countries, alongside an...

2014-08-28 08:20:40

SINGAPORE, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE: CYD) ("China Yuchai" or the "Company"), announced today that its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited ("GYMCL"), has supplied approximately 85% of the engines used in the over 3,000 public transportation vehicles serving the Second Summer Youth Olympic Games ("Youth Olympic Games") held in Nanjing, China. GYMCL's engines at the Youth Olympic Games are either natural...

2014-08-27 23:07:56

Beginning in September K9 Dog Park will launch Daycare Olympic Games (DOG) as an interactive, fun way for daycare dogs to learn and compete. Escondido, California (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Beginning in September, K9 Dog Park will launch doggy Daycare Olympic Games (DOG) as an interactive, fun way for daycare dogs to learn and compete. The September Games will be free to all K9 Dog Park Doggy Daycare clients who bring their dogs into the facility for at least two days per week. Clients will...

2014-08-27 08:24:09

The company signed an exclusive-supplier contract for the first Olympics in history to take place in South America CESENA, Italy, August 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Technogym has signed an exclusive-supplier contract - fitness equipment supplier for all athletic preparation centres - for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140827/703208-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140827/703208-b ) For Technogym,...

2014-08-08 23:07:18

Head Over Heels Athletic Arts is pleased to announce that Michael Ashe has been selected by the USA Gymnastics Men’s Technical Committee as a gymnastics judge at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Head Over Heels Athletic Arts is pleased to announce that Michael Ashe has been selected by the USA Gymnastics Men’s Technical Committee as a gymnastics judge at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. Ashe is the Head Coach of...

2014-07-29 23:15:11

As the Commonwealth Games draw to a close in Scotland – and on the heels of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi earlier this year - the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) is proud to have, among its diverse array of members, athletic trainers (ATs) that provide sports health care during these international competitions. In understanding the extent of emergency planning, injury management, and overall performance enhancement...

2014-07-16 16:22:40

TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Canada has officially unveiled Special Olympics Team Canada's logo for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will take place in Los Angeles, California from July 25 to August 2, 2015. The official 2015 World Games Team Canada logo was created by long-time Special Olympics Canada partner and supporter, GREY Canada, and reflects the determination and athletic spirit of Special Olympics Canada's athletes. The logo,...

2014-06-30 23:03:49

With the IAAF World Junior Championships, featuring top athletes from 180 countries, marking the first time ever held in the United States Eugene, Oregon from July 22-27, 2014, special focus is paid in preparing athletes and ambassadors to deal with external stressors that threaten athletic performance. The Sports Conflict Institute’s Dr. Don Murray has developed a tool to understand and manage key stressors that threaten athletic performance. Eugene, OR (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 What was...

2014-06-30 00:20:57

MOSCOW, June 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A delegation of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, headed by Organizing Committee President Dmitry Chernyshenko, has flown to the Republic of Korea, where from June 28 to July 05, the city of PyeongChang will host the IOC Debriefing of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, an event devoted to the transfer of knowledge from the 2014 Games organizers to the Organizing Committees of the next Olympic Games. The President of the Sochi 2014...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'