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2014-02-20 20:20:27

The inspiring stories of athletic prowess offered by the 2014 Winter Olympics and the transportation professionals at Beverly Hills Cab Co. are a winning combination. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Los Angeles, sports fans get to enjoy all the excitement of the Winter Olympics from the warm comfort of our city's many terrific sports bars. Better still, great sports bars like SmithHouse Tap & Grill, Biergarten, the always popular Big Wangs and many more can be...

2014-02-12 23:23:17

Lora Scott, MD, co-director of sports medicine at Dayton Children's Hospital, shares six valuable lessons parents can teach their children by watching The Olympics. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Every four years the world comes together to watch athletes from all over compete in the Winter Olympics. The Olympic Games bring Americans together as they cheer on their favorite athletes and root for Team USA. They’re also a great activity for families to watch together - and offer...

2014-02-07 16:23:47

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luger Bruno Banani, the Pacific Island nation of Tonga's first and only ever participant in the Winter Olympics will take his first Olympic runs this weekend. As luge is one of the world's fastest and most dangerous winter sports, one doesn't associate it with the tropical archipelago in the South Pacific, Tonga. How Bruno came to be one of the top lugers in the world is truly an amazing story of athletic and marketing genius. Bruno's...

2010-02-18 09:48:00

In the news release, "Bodog Brands' in Agreement with IOC for Integrity of Winter Olympics" issued on 18 Feb 201015:00 GMT, by BodogBrand.com over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that in the the second paragraph "Mohawk" (Morris Mohawk Gaming Group (MMGG)) was spelt incorrectly. Complete, corrected release follows: LONDON, February 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The two licensees of the Bodog brand that are accepting wagers on the Winter Olympics have...

2006-02-22 12:05:42

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Irina Slutskaya arrived at the Winter Olympics as the queen of figure skating. The owner of two world and a record seven European crowns, the Russian had been expected to look down at her challengers from the top of the short program standings. Sasha Cohen, however, had other ideas. The 21-year-old Californian, who has yet to win any major international title, dislodged Slutskaya from her throne on Tuesday. Cohen's unexpected lead of 0.03 of a...

2006-02-08 15:24:56

TURIN (Reuters) - The Olympic torch was diverted away from an Italian town on Wednesday because police feared planned protests could harm torch bearers and spectators, organizers said. It was the third town near the Winter Olympics host city of Turin from which the torch was diverted since Sunday. Police told organizers to skirt the town of Avigliana, which lies between Turin and the French border. The Winter Olympics organizing committee (TOROC) said on Sunday police advised...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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