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2014-05-30 08:23:02

HELSINKI, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Finnish Juha Mieto was defeated by Swedish Thomas Wassberg in the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics by only 0,01 seconds. And that is the smallest ever margin in the history of cross-country skiing. This traumatic event has not been forgotten in the minds of the Finns. The Nordic sport nation has experienced many other bitter defeats, but never by such a small margin as a hundredth of a second. Now is the time to seek revenge! The...

2014-02-25 16:26:19

NOTTINGHAM, England, February 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Team GB bought home four medals at Sochi 2014, including two for curling, one for skeleton and one for snowboard slopestyler, making it the most successful Winter Olympics for Great Britain since 1924. SportsDirect.com take a look at what effect this will have on the bigger picture when it comes to sport. Although Britain is not renowned for having natural snow this didn't hinder the Olympians, and it shouldn't put...

2014-02-23 08:20:22

OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to offer my most heartfelt congratulations to Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, who were today named Canada's flag-bearers for the closing ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. This exciting announcement was made by the Canadian Olympic Committee in Sochi, Russia. Kaillie and Heather's performance in bobsleigh, which earned them a gold medal, has inspired Canadians across our country....

2014-02-21 23:24:01

Simply G Media Network today announced the release of an interview with 2014 Olympic Champion Kelly Clark with host Neil Haley, the Total Tutor. (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Neil Haley, The Total Tutor host of the Total Education Celebrity Show, interviewed Kelly Clark to find out about her foundation and why she started it. Clark is one of the most decorated athletes in halfpipe history, male or female, with over 65 wins in competition. Her meteoric rise established expectations of...

2014-02-21 12:23:43

Athletes Show From Great Starts Come Great Things® By Making Team USA BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a rigorous season of trials and qualification events, both Team Kellogg's(TM) U.S. Paralympic athletes have demonstrated from great starts come great things by being named to Team USA. With the Opening Ceremony for Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games nearly a month away on March 7, these U.S. Paralympic athletes have earned the chance to be among those proudly...

2014-02-18 23:01:40

Sochi Olympics – Four things to know about tech at the Sochi Winter Olympics released today by First Class Posting. (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 The athletes at this year’s Winter Games didn’t show up to Sochi carrying the type of gear one might see at any old ski resort in America. As some of the greatest athletes in the world, it stands to reason that they would also be carrying some the best and most modern technology the world has to offer. Some companies that are not strictly in...

Sochi Games Influenced By Winter Olympics Of 1932 In Lake Placid
2014-02-18 13:18:59

Michael Bezilla - Penn State Eight crashes that sent more than a dozen competitors to the hospital marred bobsled practice runs leading up to the 1932 winter Olympic games in Lake Placid, N.Y., but as dramatic as those incidents were, they also provide insight into more ordinary factors that continue to influence the Olympics, according to a Penn State researcher. "The crashes occurred on the Mt. Van Hoevenberg slide, which was specially built for the games at Lake Placid," said Peter...

2014-02-12 23:03:45

Not everyone has what it takes to make it to the Olympics, but that won’t stop citizens from across the country from taking part in the same activities as the professionals. The Bernard Law Group is offering tips so that anyone inspired to take to the ice or the snow can be as safe as possible. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The Winter Olympics have arrived, meaning that people everywhere will be glued to their televisions and streaming devices to watch athletes break...

Drug Companies Recruited To Assist Olympic Anti-Doping Efforts
2014-02-09 08:33:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online In an effort to help curb the use of banned performance-enhancing substances at the ongoing Winter Olympics, some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies are revealing information that once would have been considered to be trade secrets, according to media reports published on Friday. According to Associated Press (AP) Health Writer Matthew Perrone, Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline and Roche are among those firms that have...

2014-02-07 20:20:43

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- H&M is proud to have designed the outfits for the Swedish Olympic team at this evening's Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony in Sochi, Russia. The outfits are created in collaboration with athletes from the Olympic team, using the Swedish national colours blue and yellow. H&M has provided an extensive wardrobe for the Swedish Olympic athletes, including outfits for training and leisure, as well as competition clothing for the Swedish teams...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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