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2011-07-20 10:00:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's Corporation, a Worldwide Olympic Partner and Official Restaurant of the Olympic Games, today announced its sponsorship plans for London 2012 that will focus on championing happy, active kids. The new McDonald's Champions of Play for the Olympic Games features five-time U.S. Olympic Swimmer and mom, Dara Torres, as the global ambassador. McDonald's Champions of Play for the Olympic Games Building on the success of McDonald's...

2010-02-11 11:45:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the McDonald's restaurant in the Olympic Main Media Center, McDonald's officially launched its global activities for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Olympic gold medalists Cassie Campbell, Shawn Johnson, Picabo Street and Katarina Witt participated in a fun food competition as the Company provided a first look at an upcoming McDonald's menu item, Real Fruit Smoothies. As the only Official Restaurant of the Olympic...

2010-02-10 10:42:00

HOUSTON and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atos Origin, the Worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner for the Olympic Games, reports that the multiple IT systems needed to stage the 2010 Winter Games, beginning on February 12th, are in place and that the team has been in operational mode since January 28th, 2010. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090210/DA68663LOGO) Atos Origin designs, integrates, manages and secures the multiple IT systems...

2010-01-11 11:15:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Today via a live Webcast, McDonald's unveiled new, compelling advertising, athlete-themed packaging and the latest news on its signature programs for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Mary Dillon, McDonald's Global Chief Marketing Officer, John Betts, McDonald's Canada President, and Olympians Shawn Johnson (U.S. gold medal gymnast) and Patrick Chan (Canadian men's figure skating champion and world silver medalist) shared details of how...

2009-12-15 13:45:00

PARIS and VANCOUVER, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atos Origin, the Worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner for the Olympic Games and the holder of the largest sports-related IT contract in the world, has been recognized for its Games-related sustainability technology innovations and commitment to creating greener Games. The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) awarded Atos Origin a "Sustainability Star" for helping it achieve...

2009-11-19 11:25:00

TOKYO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Corporation, the Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, announced it is providing a full lineup of High-Definition (HD) equipment to support the broadcast of the Olympic Games; delivering the largest supply of AV equipment for any Winter Games in the company's history. Through cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Vancouver Organizing...

2009-11-04 07:00:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, McDonald's is preparing to once again feed the athletes and share the excitement of the Games with millions of customers around the world during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091104/CG04937LOGO) Feeding the World's Best Athletes As the Official Restaurant of the Olympic Games and the only branded foodservice retailer, McDonald's is...

2009-11-02 09:00:00

HOUSTON, VANCOUVER, British Columbia and LONDON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Atos Origin, the Worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner for the Olympic Games, is beginning the 100- and 1000-day countdown to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the London 2012 Olympic Games, respectively. "As Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic Games we are delighted to confirm that with 100 days to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and just less than 1000 to the London 2012 Games the...

2009-10-14 15:16:00

With IT systems in place, testing focuses on people and procedure readiness PARIS and VANCOUVER, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ - Atos Origin, the Worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner for the Olympic Games, has put its people and procedures to the test with the first of two scheduled technical rehearsals. 300 different scenarios were tested during the week-long technical rehearsal, covering the IT, communications, sports and technology security systems. These rehearsals form part of...

2009-07-20 10:00:00

HONG KONG, July 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Olympic Games didn't bring in the expected turnover for the hotel industry. According to statistics, during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, five star hotels in Beijing witnessed a 2.3% decline in occupancy over the same period last year, while Shanghai saw a 10.4% decline. Due to the financial crisis, hotels nation-wide suffered further occupancy drop and drastically reduced prices in 2009. So why did hotel occupancy drop amid the good wind of...


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