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2014-07-29 23:15:11

As the Commonwealth Games draw to a close in Scotland – and on the heels of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi earlier this year - the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) is proud to have, among its diverse array of members, athletic trainers (ATs) that provide sports health care during these international competitions. In understanding the extent of emergency planning, injury management, and overall performance enhancement...

2014-06-16 16:22:29

LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two nationally recognized coaching organizations have bestowed honors on LA84 President Anita L. DeFrantz for her decades of achievement and leadership in sport. DeFrantz, the captain of the 1976 Olympic bronze medal women's rowing team, was selected for induction into the Women's College Rowing Coaches Hall of Fame. She also received the Champion Award from the Alliance of Women Coaches for her dedication to cultivating the next generation...

2014-03-03 16:23:39

VAIL, Colo., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At a press briefing today in Vail, Colo., The Steadman Philippon Research Institute and The Steadman Clinic announced its official designation as a National Medical Center within the United States Olympic Committee's National Medical Network, one of only two such centers since the network was first announced in August 2013. "The Institute has one of the largest orthopaedic patient databases in existence, and its research is published...

2014-02-25 12:28:52

United States Olympic Committee sponsors work together to produce creative custom imagery using USG and GE technology CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Like the athletes they support, three U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) sponsors, USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), General Electric (GE) and Citi (C) used teamwork to produce custom installations at the USA House at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140225/MM71209 To view the multimedia content...

2014-02-07 12:20:10

First-Ever U.S. Television Commercials for BMW i to Begin Airing on February 7. WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BMW of North America, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), will tune into the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games tonight at 7:30pm ET on NBC, which is expected to be one of the most-watched television events of 2014. During NBC's broadcast of the event, BMW is officially launching the brand campaign for...

2014-02-06 08:26:26

BOSTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For many U.S. Olympic athletes, the road to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games has been scattered with setbacks that had to be overcome to rise to their sport's pinnacle. Similarly, everyday Americans face obstacles small and large. As the Olympic Winter Games open today in Sochi, Russia, Liberty Mutual Insurance, the Official Property and Casualty and Life Insurance Partner of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, unveils the...

2014-02-05 16:26:15

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allegheny Health Network has been designated an Official U.S. Olympic Regional Medical Center, joining a national network of six leading medical providers selected by the United States Olympic Committee to provide comprehensive medical services to elite Team USA athletes, including orthopedics and sports medicine, primary care, cardiovascular care, neurosurgery, physical therapy, and more. The USOC launched the National Medical...

2014-02-05 08:30:21

Premium Bedding Topper to Support American Athletes at Sochi LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) today announced a partnership with airweave, the top-selling premium bedding topper in Japan that recently launched its product in the United States. Through the sponsorship, airweave will support American athletes participating in the 2014 Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, marking a pivotal moment for the category-leader as it continues...

2014-02-04 16:26:35

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the start of the 2014 Sochi Olympics days away, fear is mixed with excitement for both the general public and the athletes themselves. Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, has said the security threat at the 2014 Winter Olympics is "the greatest I've ever seen." Such concern has led some athletes to urge family and friends to stay home. That same fear and concern could very well impact the performance of the U.S....

2014-01-21 16:22:42

Certified Consultants of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Provide Mental Skills Coaching For Olympic Athletes and Coaches CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As athletes finalize preparations for the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi, mental training will be important in providing a competitive edge. Certified Consultants of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) are an important part of the behind the scenes team preparing athletes...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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