Sports

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 20:07 999

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 18:00 889

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 10:00 837

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 17:14 965

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 1211

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 1017

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 1148

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 19:00 948

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 18:30 903

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 1023

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 1238

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 16:20 904

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 19:30 951

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 1098

Polarcycling.com to Publish Live RACE Data From the Giro d'Italia and Tour De France

Experience More of the Grand Tours With Polar Electro KEMPELE, Finland, May 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Polar Electro, pioneer and leading innovator of sports instruments and heart rate monitors, today announced the launch of www.polarcycling.com to support the 2007 Grand Tours. Visitors to th...

2007-05-08 14:00 1102

Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay Planned Route and Torch Design Unveiled

BEIJING, April 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay will traverse the longest distance, cover the greatest area and include the largest number of people, according to plans released tonight during a grand ceremony held in the China Millennium Monument in Beijing by BOCO...

2007-04-27 18:30 1137

Steve McCann Visits China Cycle Show

SHANGHAI, China, April 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Professional dirt, street and vert BMX rider, Steve McCann, will visit the China Cycle Show (May 4-7, 2007, Shanghai New International Expo Center) on Saturday, May 5. Steve will sign autographs at the Mongoose booth # E1-0116 from 1:30 until 2:30...

2007-04-27 08:00 1328

Video: Winged Man Makes History - Soars Within Two Meters Of Christ The Redeemer

Historic Flying Man Footage Captured as Brazilian Professional Athlete Luigi Cani Narrowly Escapes Tragedy over Corcovado Mountain RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, April 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today, residents of and visitors to Rio de Janeiro witnessed something never seen before...

2007-04-26 20:00 1096

Golden Bear Provides Personal Preview of Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea

Signature Golf Course in Songdo International Business District Announced NEW SONGDO CITY, South Korea and NEW YORK, April 24 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The official preview and naming ceremony for the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea was held today at the site of the future course. Golf legend ...

2007-04-24 11:00 1240

GoMacau.com Launches Macau Travel Blog with New Destination Website

Fresh Approach to Destination Marketing in Asian Online Travel Gives Travelers New Resources to Plan Trips to Macau MACAU, April 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- GoMacau.com, a locally-based online destination marketing company dedicated to Macau, moved swiftly into the vanguard of destination tra...

2007-04-23 11:28 1244