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2014-04-16 12:31:28

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teaching healthy diet and exercise habits to adults with special needs can be more challenging than with most groups of people, but for Karlyn Emile it's also more rewarding. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140416/75587 ) "A lot of people would say it's impossible to teach adults to adopt better behaviors. They would be wrong," said Emile, Healthy Community Site Director for Special Olympics Florida. Recently, Special...

2014-04-07 16:24:26

OTTAWA, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Dear media, The Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Olympic Committee cordially invite you to take part in the 2014 Celebration of Excellence to commemorate the great performances and achievements of Canadian Olympians and Paralympians at the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Celebration of Excellence has been honoring Canada's most distinguished Olympic athletes, coaches and builders for the past 60 years in...

2014-04-01 23:31:00

A Turf Feeding Fertigation System is being added to the irrigation for the golf course at the 2016 Olympics to reduce the use of water, fertilizer, chemicals, labor and energy. This system will create sustainable golf course for the Olympics. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The 2016 Olympics in Brazil will be sustainable. Turf Feeding Systems, a Texas company, will take part by reducing the use of water, fertilizer, chemicals, labor and energy on the golf course being built for the new...

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...

2014-03-16 12:20:35

OTTAWA, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - As the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games officially come to a close, I would like to offer my most heartfelt congratulations to our entire Canadian Paralympic Team on their successes at these Games. Our athletes embodied the Paralympic values of courage, determination, inspiration, and equality, and many of their outstanding performances resulted in spectacular podium finishes. Canada won 16 medals in total, and ranked third in the final standings...

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...

2014-03-14 00:22:56

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Thursday competition was highlighted by four-time Paralympian alpine skier Chris Williamson, guided by Nick Brush, who overcome a season of injury to win a remarkable bronze in the men's visually-impaired slalom race - for his fourth career Paralympic medal. Key photo highlights from the day are below. All photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca Photo 1: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000QGEUffYGHuA...

2014-03-13 12:24:00

Annual program raises money for Special Olympics CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(®), will be joined by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD) and TD Auto Finance to support Special Olympics through its annual fundraising program, beginning March 24, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21057LOGO The program encourages TD customers and employees to raise funds for Special Olympics. Last year, over $1...

2014-03-10 16:26:44

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Robin McKeever's gold medal won with the teamwork of his two guides, Erik Carleton and Graham Nishikawa, highlighted Sunday competition for Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, along with a win by the wheelchair curling team. Key photo highlights from the day are below. All photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca Photo 1: http://cdnparalympics.photoshelter.com/image/I0000hkM5PiuAnVk CAPTION: Sochi,...