During a pre-Olympic test event, Angela and the team tour Vancouver and the facilities for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, including the Thunderbird Arena at University of British Columbia (UBC) where they will be playing preliminary games.
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When horses retire from the glamour of racing, many will be retained to become equestrian horses.
Visit the training facility at Olympics venue in Beas River in Hong Kong to witness the transformation.
From housing to hotels, over 8,000 construction sites of scaffolds and cranes dot the Beijing skyline. GE is providing innovative solutions to more than 350 infrastructure projects in and around Beijing, including work at all 37 official Olympic venues and 168 commercial buildings. Get more Olympic news at: http://www.ge.com/news/olympic_games/index.html
Qing Rongjun passed gruelling examinations to become an Olympic venue volunteer, the highest rank of any volunteer. Although the pressure is high, he says he's ready to take on the Olympics.
checking out Cypress Mountain, official Vancouver 2010 Olympic venue, and client for whom we created a website and awesome iPhone app.
THE SLOPES IN MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC WINTER GAMESTM
The Two Most Famous Video Game Icons Return For Another Olympic Competition
TOKYO (February 12, 2009) SEGA® Corporation and Nintendo Co., Ltd today announced that two of the biggest video game heroes, Mario™ and Sonic™, will be coming together again, this time taking their rivalry to the snow and ice in another officially licensed Olympic-themed smash hit Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games™. Heading to stores late in 2009 on the Wii™ home video game system and Nintendo DS, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games will take players to Vancouver, Canada, host city of the official 2010 Olympic Winter Games. This gaming experience invites players of all ages and skill sets to face-off in some of the most intense winter competitions available for the Nintendo platforms.
Developed by SEGA of Japan, under the guidance of Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games will take players to lifelike Olympic venues where they can choose from a legendary cast of playable characters, including new faces to the series to be revealed later this year. Following the phenomenal worldwide popularity of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, which has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, this fresh gaming experience will feature completely new Olympic Winter Games events from the official competition schedule including Alpine Skiing and Speed Skating with more events announced throughout the year.
Tailored to the specific system controls, Nintendo DS and Wii gamers will enjoy completely unique experiences thanks to each platform having its own specific gameplay features and modes. Players of all skill levels will enjoy the intuitive controls of both the Wii and Nintendo DS systems, in both single and multiplayer gaming modes. The Wii game will offer an even richer multiplayer experience offering co-op and competitive gameplay where the Nintendo DS brings an intense competitive element using the Nintendo DS wireless capabilities. Additionally, one of the new features to be found in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is the inclusion of the Wii Balance Board™ which can be used in some events featured in the Wii version, allowing for a more interactive and realistic gaming experience.
Published by SEGA across Europe and North America, and published by Nintendo in the Japanese market, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is again licensed through a worldwide partnership with International Sports Multimedia (ISM), the exclusive interactive entertainment software licensee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
We are extremely happy to again team up with Nintendo and ISM on what promises to be another global success. says Naoya Tsurumi, CEO, SEGA of America and SEGA Europe. Sonic will partner with Mario once more beneath the spotlight of the legendary Olympic Games. Together they will face new athletic challenges that will provide gamers with more of the exciting experiences unique to this series.
SEGA has been a valued publishing partner of Nintendo for many years and Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is the ultimate representation of that relationship, said Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO, Nintendo of America. We look for this game to continue the tradition its predecessor started by bringing new events, new characters, and new gameplay experiences to fans worldwide.
To once again have Mario and Sonic and friends compete in Olympic sports and events in a winter setting is tremendously exciting for the Olympic Movement and the millions of gamers worldwide who enjoyed the characters previous match up, says Raymond Goldsmith, Chairman & CEO of ISM.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games will be in stores late 2009. For more information about the game, please visit www.sega.com or www.olympicvideogames.com. For any assets, please visit the SEGA FTP site at http://segapr.segaamerica.com.
On Saturday 4th August, Muslims from across the world descended upon London to peacefully invite mankind to explore their existence and purpose of life.
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Who takes care of the New Muslims? http://www.muslimnow.com
How do I get involved? http://www.iera.org.uk
Want to learn to give dawah? http://www.missiondawah.com
Want to find out more about Islam? http://www.onereason.org
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As the Olympics bring people from all over the world to London, this great capital of the United Kingdom, iERA is conducted this unprecedented event by enabling Muslims to take the opportunity to ask the question - http://www.IsLifeJustAGame.com
Muslims have made so many valuable contributions to society, both historically and in modern times. But what was it that turned a nation of desert-dwellers into a nation that united people in the East and the West and brought peace and harmony wherever they settled for believers and unbelievers alike?
The Qur'an states: "You are the best people extracted for the good of mankind; you enjoin good and forbid evil and believe in God" (The Qur'an 3:110)
This verse tells the believers of their responsibility to serve and help mankind by being good examples and thereby taking moral leadership as a humble undertaking.
But it is also important to present answers to the questions ALL human beings have asked themselves at one point or another in their lives, namely, where have we come from, what are we doing here and where are we going?
Participants wore yellow t-shirts with the logo "Is Life Just a Game" and handed out postcards at key Olympic venues designed to make the reader think about the fundamental questions of man, life and the universe. The idea is to promote friendly and stimulating discussions where misconceptions about Islam and Muslims will be put to rest and barriers between people will be torn down.
"Invite to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and fair preaching, and debate with them in a way that is better." (The Qur'an 16:125)
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A BBC reporter tweeted a photo of a men's room at one of the Olympic venues, in Sochi, Russia that shows two toilets, side by side, without a dividing privacy wall. Clarissa Ward reports.
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The Olympics are as much about money as they are about sports. Between broadcasting rights, merchandising, sponsorships and construction of the Olympic venues themselves, there's a lot of money to be made. In the case of Russia's Winter Olympics in Sochi, there's more money to be made than ever before, especially if you're a friend of President Putin.
The 2014 Winter Games have cost Russia about $50 billion, making them the most expensive in history. Corruption watchdogs say it's ordinary Russians who will end up footing the bill for this excess, not private investors as Putin has suggested.
We went to Sochi to investigate the claims of corruption and kickbacks, tour some of the most expensive Olympic venues ever built, and talk to Sochi residents who have been pushed aside to make room for Putin's man-made mountains of money.
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