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Special Olympics athletes and police officers from across America to carry the torch to stops throughout the Nation's Capital

WASHINGTON, July 24 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- What: The Flame of Hope(TM) for the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games will make its only U.S. visit to Washington, DC, where the flame will light the torch that will be carried in th...

2007-07-24 07:16 983

Tadd Fujikawa to Pursue Professional Golf Career

HONOLULU, July 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Tadd Fujikawa, 16-year old golf phenom, announced today that he has decided to forfeit his amateur status to pursue a professional golf career. "I am very excited to announce my decision to become a professional golfer in Hawaii where my passio...

2007-07-13 08:42 1081

Canon Sponsored China Open 2007 Draws Stars From Across the World

BEIJING, July 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Tennis stars Elena Dementieva, Amelie Mauresmo, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Marcos Baghdatis, Mario Ancic, Nikolay Davydenko and Tommy Robredo will be among the top names competing in the 2007 China Open tennis tournament in September, event organizers said at ...

2007-07-12 16:00 903

Timothy Shriver Receives 2007 Humanitarian Award From Lions Clubs International

WASHINGTON, July 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Special Olympics International announced today that Chairman Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D., has been honored by Lions Clubs International with the 2007 Lions Humanitarian Award, the highest accolade bestowed by the service club organization. Shriver receiv...

2007-07-04 10:12 1106

'Flame of Hope' for 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games Lit in Athens, Greece, Launching First Global Torch Run

Ceremony at sacred site near Acropolis marks official beginning of Global Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) to Shanghai, sponsored and supported by DHL ATHENS, Greece, July 2 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- In a ceremony honoring the spirit of the Special Olympics movement and the courage of its athletes...

2007-07-02 15:31 1044

'A celebration of Friendship and Shared Vision for the Sport of Women's Tennis'

LONDON, June 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Wimbledon is no stranger to high exposure events and celebrities from all trades. On 20:00 of this easy summer evening on 25th of June, while London continues with its legendary Grand Slam, key officials from the Beijing Government, senior WTA leadership...

2007-06-26 20:00 1085

Special Olympics Fourth Global Youth Summit To Be Held During World Summer Games in Shanghai

Event promotes acceptance and understanding of people with intellectual disabilities among youth around the world, as participants pledge not to use the "R" word WASHINGTON, June 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Special Olympics International today announced it will bring together 60 students from 1...

2007-06-19 20:07 995

Ctrip Announces Shareholder Resolutions Adopted at 2007 Annual General Meeting

SHANGHAI, China, June 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP), a leading travel service provider of hotel accommodations, airline tickets and packaged tours in China, announced shareholder resolutions adopted at its annual general meeting of shareholder...

2007-06-15 18:00 884

GoMacau.com Acquires Macau.com, the Number 1 Website in Macau

MACAU, June 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- GoMacau.com, Macau's leading destination marketing and online travel company has acquired 100% of Macau.com, Macau's No.1 Internet site. Macau.com will serve as Macau's premier portal, where users will have access to a wide variety of Macau-related ...

2007-06-13 10:00 833

Ma Zhenchuan Meets with Verbruggen

BEIJING, June 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Ma Zhenchuan, member of the Standing Committee of the Beijing Municipal CPC (Communist Party of China) Committee, director of Beijing Public Security Bureau and deputy head of the coordination group for security of the Beijing Olympic Games, met with H...

2007-06-11 17:14 962

ESPN Acquires Cricinfo from the Wisden Group

ESPN Expands its Global On-Line Business Through the Acquisition of Cricinfo - the World's Largest Cricket Website LONDON, June 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- ESPN and The Wisden Group today announced that they had agreed to terms for ESPN's acquisition of Cricinfo, the world's leading cricket web...

2007-06-11 14:00 1207

Liu Qi Meets with Coca-Cola Chairman

BEIJING, June 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Liu Qi, president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), met with visiting Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Edward Neville Isdell on Monday. Praising Coca-Cola for its long partnership with the Olympic Games, Li...

2007-06-05 15:22 1013

New Brand Aims to Inspire Everyone to Embrace the Olympic Spirit - and Make 2012 'Everyone's Games'

- New brand and vision revealed for London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games - With Picture LONDON, June 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The new brand and vision for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games was launched in London this morning by Sebastian Coe and a tea...

2007-06-05 10:12 1142

HK Intellectual Property Head Visits BOCOG

BEIJING, June 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Stephen Selby, director of Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department, paid a visit to the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) on May 25, 2007 and exchanged views with the BOCOG Legal Affairs Department on the joint e...

2007-06-01 19:00 943

Jiang Xiaoyu Welcomes Delegation of Texas A&M University

BEIJING, May 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Jiang Xiaoyu, executive vice-president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BCOCOG) met with the visiting delegation of Texas A&M University led by vice president Emily Ashworth on Wednesday. The two sides exchanged...

2007-05-31 18:30 898

IPICO Sports Sets New Standard for Data Capture

BOULDER, Colo., May 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- IPICO Sports established a new threshold for data capture in the 2007 BolderBOULDER 10km road race on May 28. The IPICO Sports system captured data at the start, finish and for each mile split -- more information than has ever been captured in a race...

2007-05-31 16:32 1015

Nike Resumes Soccer Ball Production in Pakistan

Goal is to set new standards for workers' rights BEAVERTON, Ore., May 24 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) announced today that the company is resuming Nike brand soccer ball production in Pakistan with a vendor committed to setting new standards for workers' rights in the indus...

2007-05-24 21:00 1233

Over One Million Olympic Games Tickets Ordered

BEIJING, May 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- More than 230,000 orders for 1.09 million tickets to attend the Beijing Olympics have been received since the ticketing sales kicked off a month ago, according to the BOCOG Ticketing Center. Describing the sale process as stable, the center said the ...

2007-05-17 16:20 902

Service Guide Made Available to Foreign Media by BOCOG

BEIJING, May 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- To facilitate foreign media organizations and foreign journalists in reporting on the Beijing Olympic Games, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) has compiled and officially published on May 9 the "Service Guide for ...

2007-05-10 19:30 950

ING Explains F1's Inner Secrets #4: Formula One Isn't All That Complicated. The Team With the Fastest Car Usually Wins.

BEIJING, May 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- True to a point... but what are the key elements when it comes to creating a car that gives one team an edge over its adversaries? There is no single magic ingredient - were that the case, every team would buy it. Rather, it's a question of creating an eff...

2007-05-08 12:00 1094