Sports

IPICO Sports Signs Letter of Understanding with Lynx System Developers

Companies will integrate and co-market joint solutions globally PEORIA, Ill., Dec. 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- IPICO Sports has completed an agreement with Lynx System Developers to provide integrated Radio Frequency Identification and Digital Data Capture solutions to the global market...

2007-12-13 21:00 1009

AGF's Zhuhai Station Successfully Comes to a Close

Race Cars Economic Platform Formed ZHUHAI, Nov. 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- On November 11th, 2007 AGF Asian Formula International Open Competition Zhuhai station successfully came to a close. After intense competition, Daiwei, Hu An Zhu and Zhi Qiang Zhang respectively won the honor of champ...

2007-11-14 08:00 944

MasterCard Commits to Grassroots Football Ahead of Olympics

BEIJING, Nov. 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- MasterCard Worldwide has today announced its further commitment to grassroots sports in China with the extension of its sponsorship agreement with China ClubFootball, China's first independent grassroots football network. (Photo: http://www.prnasia...

2007-11-08 14:14 1042

China Open Advances to Become One of the World's Top Tennis Tournaments

BEIJING, Nov. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- An official press conference for the China Open 2007 was held on Nov. 5, 2007 at the Beijing Shangri-la Hotel. The conference was held to celebrate the upgrading of China Open tournament into the ATP 500 Series. Earlier this year, the WTA event of the...

2007-11-06 22:05 990

ISPA Issues Immediate Recall of 2007 Global Consumer Studies

LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The International SPA Association Monday issued a recall of its 2007 Global Consumer Studies conducted by a major outside research firm, citing a number of statistical and analytical errors associated with the research. This recall includes all infor...

2007-11-06 08:02 950

Nike Names Bert Hoyt Vice President of Global Football

BEAVERTON, Ore., Nov. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) today announced Bert Hoyt as Vice President and General Manager of Global Football (soccer), one of the company's biggest businesses in which Nike is a global brand leader in the world's most popular sport. Hoyt report...

2007-11-06 05:30 950

NIKE, Inc. Reaches Agreement to Acquire Umbro

Move significantly expands Nike’s global leadership in football BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) today announced that it has reached agreement on an all-cash offer to acquire Umbro plc, a leading United Kingdom-based global football (soccer) brand with ...

2007-10-24 21:50 935

China Golfer Shoots Hole-in-One at 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games

SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Word of the ace spread like wildfire through the fairways at the Shanghai Tianma Country Golf Course at the 2007 World Summer Games. Special Olympics China athlete Haijuan Shao, 30, shot a hole-in-one, every golfer's dream, on the 3-par, 18th hole. ...

2007-10-08 07:29 1010

Global Leaders Converge for Special Olympics Global Policy Summit

Government, Health, NGOs, Sports, Academic, and Business Leaders Issue a Call to Action to Improve the Well-being of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Leaders across government, health, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), sports, ac...

2007-10-05 13:48 1018

Special Olympics Announces Launch of New Global Football Initiative

SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Special Olympics today announced the launch of a new global initiative to expand football opportunities for players with intellectual disabilities. This was presented at a press conference prior to the final of the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 ...

2007-10-01 12:22 951

Mercedes Benz E-Class Prize Goes to Chinese National Female Tennis Team, Achieves Perfect Combination

BEIJING, Sept. 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- For their outstanding performance at the just wound-up 2007 China Open tennis tournament, a Chinese national female tennis team was awarded one free year of driving a brand new Mercedes-Benz E 230, a prize that Beijing Benz-DaimlerChrysler Automotive ...

2007-09-28 20:00 1014

World Leaders, United States Presidential Delegation, Sports Greats and Celebrity Guests to Participate in 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, China

World's Largest Sporting Event of the Year Now Days Away WASHINGTON DC, Sept. 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Today Special Olympics announced expected guests of the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games, including President George W. Bush's designated U.S. Presidential Delegation, who will ...

2007-09-28 21:00 806

Special Olympics Team USA Meet in Los Angeles Before Heading to Shanghai for the 2007 World Summer Games

Donation from Bank of America Charitable Foundation Assists with Special Olympics Team USA’s Preparation for World Games LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- In less than 24 hours, Special Olympics Team USA’s 550 delegates will be heading to Shanghai, China for the 2007 Special Olymp...

2007-09-26 23:54 856

2007 Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Final Leg to Begin with Celebration in Beijing before Touring Through China on Way to World Summer Games

Law enforcement officers and athletes from around the world to deliver "Flame of Hope" to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games BEIJING, 24 Sept. /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Beijing will welcome the Special Olympics "Flame of Hope" at the Great Wall at 8 p.m. tomor...

2007-09-25 08:00 985

Szavay Wins China Open After Stunning Comeback Against Jankovic

BEIJING, Sept. 24 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Agnes Szavay of Hungary survived a match point to stage a stunning comeback against Serbia's Jelena Jankovic to win the China Open 6-7 7-5 6-2 in Beijing Sunday. (Photo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/200709241300.jpg ) At one set down and 5-1...

2007-09-24 13:44 845

NIKE Reports First Quarter Earnings Per Share of $1.12

Revenue up 11 percent; worldwide futures orders up 11.5 percent One-time tax benefit contributes $0.20 to earnings per share BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) today reported financial results for the first quarter, ended August 31, 2007. Revenu...

2007-09-21 07:39 926

Fernando Gonzalez Of Chile Wins Men's China Open Title In Three Sets

BEIJING, Sept. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, in Beijing, Chile's Fernando Gonzalez won the Men's China Open final 6-1 3-6 6-1 against Spain's Tommy Robredo. (Photo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/200709181604.jpg ) In front of a full house on a balmy evening, number two seed Gonz...

2007-09-17 18:00 942

Chinese Tennis Star Zheng Jie Named UNESCO-Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Promoter Of Gender Equality

Grand Slam Doubles Champion Joins Global Promoters Venus Williams And Tatiana Golovin In Effort To Create Leadership Opportunities For Women BEIJING, Sept. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China’s two-time Grand Slam doubles champion Zheng Jie has been named a "Promoter of Gender Equality" as part o...

2007-09-17 22:00 965

KongZhong Corporation and the NBA Launch the Official NBA Chinese Mobile Website

NBA Fans in China Can Stay Connected to the NBA Anywhere, Anytime BEIJING, Sept. 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG) and the National Basketball Association (“NBA”) jointly announced today a multi-year cooperation agreement and launched the official NBA Chinese ...

2007-09-14 20:00 869

The 7th Lomography World Congress London 2007 & The LomoWorldWall Exhibition on Trafalgar Square

-- London Design Festival -- Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd of September 2007 -- http://www.lomography.com/congress2007 VIENNA, Austria, Sept. 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The Lomographic Society International was invited by the city of London and the London Design Festival to launch this years fe...

2007-09-14 07:31 980