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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...

2014-06-18 20:21:35

Civic Leader Frank Sanchez Tapped to Lead LA84's Board of Directors LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the LA84 Foundation Board of Directors approved $1.3 million in grants to 29 community sports programs serving youth across the eight southernmost counties of California. This brings the grants total this year to $3.1 million, with one more round of allocations scheduled for October of this year. As the most prominent funder of youth sports programs in Southern California,...

2014-06-13 00:20:06

TOKYO, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Company to Serve as Official Tire of Olympic Games - Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) announced on June 13 it has entered into an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that makes the world's largest tire and rubber company an official TOP worldwide Olympic partner through the 2024 Olympic Games. The announcement was made in Tokyo at a press conference and ceremonial signing of the TOP agreement attended by IOC...

2014-06-05 08:25:50

As the First Founding Partner of the 2014 USA Games and Sponsor of the Games' Law Enforcement Torch Run, Toys"R"Us Furthers Its Ongoing Commitment to Children of All Abilities WAYNE, N.J., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the start of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games just over a week away, Toys"R"Us(®) employees throughout the tri-state area in stores, its headquarters in Wayne, NJ and its distribution center in Flanders, NJ are ready to #CheerOnAChampion helping Special...

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...


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