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2014-03-13 12:26:40

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EF Education First has been appointed Official Supplier of Language Training Services for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The international education company will deliver language training to 110,000 Rio 2016 staff as well as to over 900,000 candidates for the Olympic volunteer program, contractors, and school children in Brazil. In total, more than 1,000,000 people will be trained, making this the world's...

2014-02-20 00:22:26

thePlatform's mpx manages and publishes on-demand video plays across computers, tablets and smartphones for NBC Olympics' coverage of 2014 Sochi Winter Games SEATTLE, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC Olympics has selected thePlatform, the leading white-label video publishing company, as its central, online video platform (OVP) during its production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, from February 6-February 23. The announcement was made today by Rick Cordella, SVP...

2014-02-18 23:28:20

Music supervision, content development and system management enable NBC Olympics with extensive music resources and capabilities during coverage of Olympic Winter Games, February 6-23, 2014. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Audiobrain will provide music supervision services, music system design and management to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, during its coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, February 6-23, 2104. The announcement was made by Mark Levy,...

2014-02-05 23:30:09

RCN’s Digital TV video subscribers will have access to NBCUniversal’s unprecedented 1,500+ hours of Winter Olympic programming, including every Olympic competition, live and on-demand and across multiple platforms. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 RCN, in agreement with NBCUniversal, today announced a multiplatform content offering for NBCUniversal’s coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, to commence on Thursday, February 6, and run through Sunday,...

2014-02-05 04:20:32

MILLERSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The loss of entire neighborhoods has become a fact for many host Olympic cities," said Dr. Jeffrey Wimer. Wimer and Dr. Ying Wushanley are both professors of wellness and sport sciences at Millersville University of Pennsylvania and have researched the impact of the Olympics on host cities. "Eminent domain is a frequently evoked legal strategy in the U.S. that has been used by the government to secure property from...

2014-02-04 23:20:55

Video Customers Gain Access to Live Coverage of Every Event on Multiple Platforms Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Cablevision, in agreement with NBCUniversal, today announced a multiplatform content offering for Optimum TV customers. NBCUniversal’s coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia will commence on Thursday, Feb. 6, and run through Sunday, Feb. 23. Optimum TV customers will have access to NBCUniversal’s unprecedented 1,500+ hours of Winter Olympic...

2014-02-04 16:26:08

Video Subscribers Gain Access to Live Coverage of Every Event on Multiple Platforms CHESAPEAKE, Va., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications in agreement with NBCUniversal, today announced a multiplatform content offering for NBCUniversal's coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, to commence on Thursday, February 6, and run through Sunday, February 23. Cox video subscribers will have access to NBCUniversal's unprecedented 1,500+ hours of Winter Olympic...

2014-02-04 08:30:32

AT&T U-verse Subscribers Gain Access to Live Coverage of Every Event At Home or on the Go DALLAS, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T U-verse(®) in agreement with NBCUniversal, today announced a multiplatform content offering for NBCUniversal's coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia. The coverage begins Thursday, Feb. 6, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 23. AT&T U-Verse TV customers will have access to NBCUniversal's more than 1,500 hours of Winter Olympic...

2014-01-30 08:28:20

In-Store and Online Awareness Program Amplifies Company's Commitment as a Founding Partner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games and Seeks Customers' Support in Helping Athletes Go for the Gold this June WAYNE, N.J., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Furthering its commitment as a Founding Partner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, Toys"R"Us today announced the February 1 launch of a nationwide in-store and online awareness campaign encouraging its customers to support the...

2014-01-28 08:28:29

The International Athletic Association Announces The Return of the Jesse Owens International Athlete Trophy, Honoring Today's Elite Athletes NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Athletic Association (IAA), one of the leading athletic organizations providing recognition and support to professional and amateur athletes, today announced the return of the Jesse Owens International Athlete Trophy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140128/NY52300 ) The...