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After a Long Wait Ghana Finally Made the FIFA World Cup™ Tournament in Germany in 2006 (Popularity: )
Ghana, the Rediscovered Soccer Might: Watch Out World! With approximately two hundred million active players The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) began the World Cup championship tournament in 1930 with a 13-team field in Uruguay. Sixty-four years later, 138 countries competed in qualifying rounds to fill 24 berths in the 1994 World Cup finals including an African nation. FIFA increased the World Cup '98 tournament field from 24 to ...

"King of the Mile" Hicham El Guerrouj Joins ASPIRE Sports Academy, Qatar (Popularity: )
Triple world record holder and sporting icon Hicham El Guerrouj has joined the team at ASPIRE, the Academy for Sports Excellence based in Doha, to offer encouragement and inspiration for the next generation of athletic hopefuls. As an ASPIRE Ambassador, El Guerrouj will work with the Academy to offer guidance and advice for current student athletes as well as backing wider sports inclusion programs for children in the Middle East ...

'Baseball Sluggers' Stamps, Postal Cards, Hit Grand Slam at Yankee Stadium (Popularity: )
Four big bats: Mickey Mantle, Roy Campanella, Hank Greenberg and Mel Ott were immortalized on postage at Yankee Stadium's home plate today as the Postmaster General, joined by the Hall of Famers' family members, dedicated the "Baseball Sluggers" commemorative stamps and stamped postal cards. The ceremony took place before a sellout crowd of more than 54 thousand prior to the opening pitch of the New York Yankees - Chicago White ...

2006 Sam's Town Challenge Winner Kevin Harvick Wins $20,000 Prize Money at Sam's Town 250 Race (Popularity: )
Immediately following the Sam's Town 250 race Saturday, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) awarded the 2006 winner of the Sam's Town Challenge to NASCAR Busch Series driver and 2006 Champion Kevin Harvick. This $20,000 check for the grand prize was presented to Harvick, who was the cumulative points leader following the completion of the two Sam's Town sponsored events -- the Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway held ...

2008 NHL All-Star Weekend Comes to Atlanta, January 26-27 (Popularity: )
The Atlanta Thrashers and the city of Atlanta will host the 2008 NHL All-Star Weekend, January 26-27. The centerpiece of the mid-season spectacular will be the 56th NHL All Star Game, which will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27 at Philips Arena in downtown Atlanta and will feature the best players in the National Hockey League. The 2008 NHL All-Star Weekend also will feature a variety of entertainment, hockey-themed grassroots ...

Aaron's Announces VIP Guests Attending Aaron's Dream Weekend at Talladega (Popularity: )
Aaron's, Inc. of Atlanta, GA (NYSE: AAN) announces their line-up of special guests that are scheduled to attend the Aaron's Dream Weekend at Talladega for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Aaron's 499 race on April 26 and the Nationwide Series (NNS) Aaron's 312 race on April 25.Alabama football coach Nick Saban will serve at the Grand Marshal for the Aaron's 499 and will give the command to start engines. ...

Adecco and the International Olympic Committee extend and strengthen Career Development and Job Placement support for active and retiring athletes (Popularity: )
Adecco, the world leader in human resource (HR) services, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the extension of the Athletes' Career Programme (ACP), an initiative designed to facilitate the integration of athletes into the labor market both during and at the end of their elite sporting careers. On the occasion of the 1,000th athlete joining the programme since Adecco and the IOC started to jointly manage the program ...

Afghanistan's Athletes Participate in ASF's 12th "Afghan Cup 2009" in Washington DC (Popularity: )
Thousands of Afghans from all over the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Afghanistan gathered at Howison Park in Prince William County, Virginia, and the Maryland Soccerplex Stadium of Washington DC Metropolitan area to celebrate the Afghan Sports Federation's 12th annual "Afghan Cup" sporting and cultural event. The three days event, which began on July 10th, came to conclusion on Sunday July 12th 2009. The Championship games, cultural events and ...

AIG Launches “Goals For Kids” Charity Initiative With Manchester United Football Club (Popularity: )
American International Group, Inc. (AIG), the principal sponsor of Manchester United Football Club, announced the launch of the "AIG Goals for Kids" program. For each goal that Manchester United scores during any FA Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup or Carling Cup game during the 2006-2007 season, AIG will donate GBP 1,000 to a selected children’s charity in the United Kingdom or Ireland. In the future, AIG hopes to ...

Air Hogs To Fly High at First Ever Red Bull Air Race in New York City (Popularity: )
Spin Master Ltd. is proud to announce that Air Hogs, the world's leading R/C brand, is sponsoring the first ever Red Bull Air Race in New York City, taking place Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20. For the occasion, Air Hogs has signed on to sponsor 26 year old Canadian flying sensation Pete McLeod, the youngest pilot to compete in the weekend's races.This fifth leg of the 2010 World ...