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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 1135

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 19:00 934

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 18:30 891

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 1004

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 1221

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 16:20 894

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 19:30 944

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 1086

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 1087

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 1117

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 1306

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 1082

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 1229

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 1235

St. Regis Hotel, Shanghai and Special Olympics International’s Visit to the Pudong Special Needs School

World-Renowned Swimmers Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff Among the Visitors SHANGHAI, China, April 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- In the spirit of the “2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games” and to promote social awareness, St. Regis Hotel, Shanghai and Special Olympics International jointly organ...

2007-04-17 18:44 1731

ASPIRE Africa. Football Dreams - Largest Football Talent Search in History Launched in Qatar

- More Than 500,000 African Children Have a Once in a Lifetime Chance to Study and Train at ASPIRE Academy DOHA, Qatar, April 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The ASPIRE Academy in Qatar today launched an ambitious programme that will provide talented African students from seven nations with a c...

2007-04-20 09:07 1481

The 2007 China Tennis Open Holds Official Press Conference

BEIJING, April 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The press conference of the 2007 China Tennis Open was held at the Shangri-la Hotel on April 18, 2007. The sponsor discussed the competition organization and player invitations. The China Open is already honored to have confirmed the attendance of four ...

2007-04-18 16:30 1245

Olympic Games Reporting - Reuters Partners with Xinhua to Host Major Training Programme Ahead of Beijing Games

BEIJING, April 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Reuters (LSE: RTR; Nasdaq: RTRSY) and Xinhua today announced they will undertake an intensive two-week training programme for Xinhua journalists who will cover the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Reuters and Xinhua will fund the programme for 30 reporters an...

2007-04-17 18:07 1199

Beijing 2008 Tickets Go on Sale

BEIJING, April 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- More than seven million very affordable tickets are now on sale for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) announced yesterday. About 75% of the tickets will be sold domestical...

2007-04-16 19:45 1178

Olympic Torch Relay Route to be Announced in the Near Future

BEIJING, April 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The route and torch of the torch relay program for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be made public in the near future. The news came from the 81st session of the Executive Board of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX O...

2007-04-13 19:45 1086
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