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2012-09-19 16:31:02

Some athletes may improve their performance under pressure simply by squeezing a ball or clenching their left hand before competition to activate certain parts of the brain, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. In three experiments with experienced soccer players, judo experts and badminton players, researchers in Germany tested the athletes' skills during practice and then in stressful competitions before a large crowd or video camera....

2012-09-14 06:26:53

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Walt Helmick is welcoming the endorsement of the largest organization representing business in the state, the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, in the race for agriculture commissioner. "I'm honored that the chamber has recognized that this race is about jobs, economic development and promoting agri-business," Helmick said. "I appreciate the chamber's understanding of that." Helmick is the owner of a family-run...

2012-08-20 06:24:34

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Basketball Association selected Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company (NYSE:LYV) to develop a comprehensive online ticketing destination for NBA fans. As the Official Ticketing Provider of the NBA, Ticketmaster will present buyers all of the available ticket options for upcoming games, including available tickets from the primary market, as well as tickets being resold by other fans. NBA fans will be able to buy...

2012-08-16 23:04:20

On the evening of August 4, 2012, two of coach, Alberto Salazar´s, Oregon Project protégés emerged as winners during the 10,000m, nabbing the gold and silver for Great Britain and America, respectively. These elite athletes, Mo Farah and Galen Rupp, showed incredible talent and skill. They also put to rest any doubts about Salazar´s unconventional training methods, which includes having them run significant weekly miles on a HydroWorx underwater treadmill....

2012-08-13 10:23:29

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The London Olympic Games have just concluded, and now all eyes turn ... to Los Angeles. With the 2013 LA Marathon just over six months away, organizers have unveiled a special package for those who want to run their best Marathon yet. And until LA Marathon registration officially opens on October 1, it's the only way to secure a spot at the starting line on March 17, 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120813/LA56609) Runners can...

2012-08-03 02:22:44

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights Gabby Douglas of the "Fierce Five" to be featured on special-edition boxes of Kellogg's Corn Flakes (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120803/NY51736-a). See Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman as part of the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics beginning September 8(th) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120803/NY51736-b) To celebrate U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas' gold medal in the women's all-around at the...

2012-07-31 06:24:32

LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The LA Marathon is pleased to announce national running coach and ASICS ambassador, Andrew Kastor, has been named 2013 Coach. Kastor will be leading the ever-popular LA Roadrunners program and offering inspiration to thousands of marathoners, from first-timers to avid runners. Kastor is no stranger to competitive running - or to the LA race. This past year he designed a six-week training program for proficient distance runners who wanted to step...

Animals Make Strong Olympic Contenders
2012-07-30 14:49:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the medal race unfolds, a recent article in the Veterinary Record points out that an Olympic squad put forth by the animal kingdom would outcompete every nation on Earth. Perhaps in honor of his country´s hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games, Professor Craig Sharp from Brunel University highlights both wild and selectively-bred ℠sport´ animals that would be the class of certain competitions being held in London....

2012-07-24 06:25:21

NEW YORK, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Everlast, exclusive partner of the USA Olympic Boxing Team, unveils official team competition apparel and footwear for the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120724/NY45348 ) As a long time partner of USA Boxing and all of the organization's grassroots initiatives, Everlast will provide each member of the USA Olympic Boxing Team with a special Olympic competition outfit (consisting of a tank top and boxing shorts),...

2012-07-24 02:24:35

BOSTON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SNAP Infusion SUPERCANDY(®), the first-to-market, Naturally Designed SUPERCANDY(®), is proud to announce its official partnership with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding. SNAP Infusion is a sports nutrition brand that delivers quick and delicious products for the active lifestyle. As a U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing partner, SNAP Infusion will be...