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2009-08-13 10:28:50

Golf and rugby will likely be added to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee executive board said in Berlin Thursday. The secret-ballot committee vote will be finalized when the entire IOC membership meets in Copenhagen, Denmark, in October, the governing body said. The 2016 Games will feature 28 sports if golf and rugby sevens are included. Rugby sevens is a variant of rugby union in which teams are made up of seven players, instead of the usual 15, with shorter...

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2009-06-15 14:33:34

Officials from seven sports, including baseball and golf, gave arguments Monday to an International Olympic Committee panel for inclusion in the 2016 Games. The IOC's Executive Board heard from representatives of baseball, golf, karate, roller sports, rugby, softball and squash as to why they should either be reinstated as or become Olympic sports. The board in August is to recommend two sports to be added to the 28-sport schedule for the 2016 Games. The IOC will decide in October whether to...

2009-06-01 09:47:00

Comcast Delivers Access To Best Live European Sports Coverage, Including Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League & Tri-Nations with Setanta Sports NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Setanta Sports, a leading international sports broadcaster, announced today the availability of Setanta on the Comcast Atlanta lineup in a move which reinforces the tremendous growth in popularity of soccer and rugby in the US. The channel will be available in the greater Atlanta Metro market, but will...

2009-05-28 12:10:00

Judges at Britain's Smelliest Cheese Championships said the winning concoction, called Stinking Bishop, smells like a rugby club changing room. Stinking Bishop, which was made by Charles Martell of Gloucestershire cheese maker Martell and Son, was chosen over a cheese called Driftwood by Whitelake Cheeses and a dairy product known as St. Oswald by Gorsehill Abbey at the contest, which was part of The Royal Bath and West Show in Shepton Mallet, England, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday....

2009-04-24 12:24:00

DENVER, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Churchill Cup will take place in Colorado this summer, marking the first time North America's premier XV-a-side rugby tournament has been staged solely in the United States. This year will see the USA Eagles, Canada, England Saxons, Ireland A, Argentina Jaguars and Georgia play doubleheaders at Infinity Park in Glendale - the first municipally-owned rugby-specific stadium in North America - on June 6, 10 and 14. These pool stages will be followed by...

2009-04-08 09:10:00

Free preview will be offered to Cox Arizona customers April 10-26, 2009 NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Setanta Sports, a leading international sports broadcaster, announced today the availability of Setanta on Cox Communications lineup in a move which reinforces the tremendous growth in popularity of soccer and rugby in the US. Setanta Sports brings quality and depth of programming of more than 1,000 live events, including UK and European soccer, as well as world-class rugby, highlight...

2009-04-01 12:06:00

GLENDALE, Colo., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- USA Rugby has chosen Glendale's Infinity Park as the site to host international rugby play between the USA Women's Rugby Team and Canada on June 23rd and 27th, 2009. According to USA Rugby, "The USA A team will take on Canada's A team on June 23rd at 6 pm (MST) while the USA Women's National Team will play an official test against the Canadian Women's National Team on June 27th at 6 pm. Both games will be played at Glendale's Infinity Park and ticket...

2009-03-20 14:22:00

GLENDALE, Colo., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Glendale announced today that Loews Denver Hotel has been awarded the naming rights for one of Infinity Park's outdoor plazas. Previously known as the "Performance Plaza," it will now be called the "Loews Hotels Plaza." Located at mid-field, outside the Glendale Sports Center atrium, this entertainment plaza overlooks the Pitch (rugby playing field) at Infinity Park. Equipped with state-of-the-art sound and power capabilities, this 3,100...

2009-03-17 16:30:00

GLENDALE, Colo., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Village of Glendale is pleased to announce that it is teaming with Guinness to bring one of the premier events in world-class rugby to the Denver area. On Saturday, March 21, 2009, Infinity Park and Guinness will present the RBS Six Nations Championships final rugby matches live, via satellite, from London, England, at the Infinity Park Event Center from 9:30 am - 1 pm (MDT). Matches between England vs. Scotland begin at 9:30 am (MDT) and...

2009-03-11 03:00:00

LONDON, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northern Raiders, one of the original AMNRL (American National Rugby League) teams, are a mainstay in the U.S elite rugby division and in 2009 will feature the logo of global accommodation provider Wotif.com across their chests. This partnership highlights the growing popularity and awareness of rugby league in North America. Wotif Brand Development Manager James Coulbault said: "Wotif.com is originally an Australian organisation and as such rugby...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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