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Press Release: London celebrates as host city for the 2010 IRB Women's Rugby World Cup

September 24, 2008

 The Rugby Football Union for Women and the Rugby Football Union today announced that London has won the bid to host the 2010 IRB Women's Rugby World Cup. The prestigious tour...

Press Release: Olympic Medallists Join Wave of Support for Tokyo 2016 at Yonex Open Japan 2008

September 23, 2008

Tokyo, 23 September 2008 – Two more Olympians from outside Japan today joined the growing international chorus of support for the Tokyo 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bid, ...

Press release: Competition Schedule Set for 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

September 21, 2008

LEXINGTON, KY-Sixteen days of eight world championships are officially scheduled for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The competition schedule was released today b...

Media Watch-Paralympics Close, Looking to 2012, and Paralympics should have more Exposure

September 21, 2008

 Paralympic games drew great excitement and emotional moments throughout the entire games, according to Elizabeth Hudson of the BBC. Britain’s show much promise in Olympic and...

Press Release: International Investment Forum hears about importance of human capital and infrastructure to Russia's first Winter Games

September 20, 2008

19 September 2008, Sochi, Russia's Representatives of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Russian Government, local administration and businesspeople from across the wo...

Press Release: Olympic Champions Join the Campaign for Rio 2016

September 19, 2008

 After winning gold in the Beijing Olympics, as part of Brazil's female volleyball team, líbero (defensive player) Fabi and middle blocker Fabiana are now wearing a different ...

Golden Opportunities -- Business Opportunities across the Olympic Movement

September 21, 2008

England 2018's quest for a chief executive tops featured opportunities this week. The IOC is scouting for a coordinator, client relations…VANOC 2010 is searching for a...

Press Release: Tokyo 2016 returns from 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing with enhanced knowledge and support

September 18, 2008

Tokyo, 18 September 2008 – After witnessing the spectacular Closing Ceremony of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, the Tokyo 2016 delegation has brought a wealth of new kno...

On the Scene in Beijing – Paralympics Close with Letters to the Future

September 17, 2008

Dancers dressed like flowers perform during the Beijing Paralympics Closing Ceremony. (Getty Images)The 2008 Paralympics closes much like it began: with drama and community. P...

Press Release: Sochi 2014 a gateway to children with disabilities through high-tech Joint Information Center

September 17, 2008

Russian Paralympic champion, General Secretary of the National Paralympic Committee and Sochi 2014 Supervisory Board member, Mikhail Terentiev, today spoke via video link from...

Press Release: 2012 Paralympic facilities must be the best, says Mayor

September 17, 2008

 Mayor of London Boris Johnson today met members of the ParalympicsGB team in Beijing and pledged top quality facilities for the Paralympians competing in London in 2012. Acce...

On the Scene in Beijing --- Paralympics Close with China Atop Medal Table

September 17, 2008

Brazil wins gold in 5-a-side football. (Getty)Paralympics Competition Ends in Beijing The final day of eleven days of Paralympics competition ends in Beijing with the host cou...