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Etisalat named official telecoms partner of Special Olympics

UAE-based Etisalat has been confirmed as the official telecoms partner of both Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018 and Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Etisalat is an official partner for both Games and will

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Samsung highlights innovation at PyeongChang Olympics

Samsung Electronics is bringing technological innovations to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 through interactive experiences at the new Samsung Olympic Showcases. Samsung will encourage fans and athletes to “Do Wha

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Etihad sponsors Pakistan Special Olympics dinner

Etihad Airways has sponsored the annual Special Olympics gala dinner in Karachi, Pakistan for the seventh consecutive year. The prestigious event was to raise funds for the Special Olympics Pakistan team which will compete in the

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Visa launches new payment wearables

Visa, the exclusive payment technology partner at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, has introduced three commercially available wearable payment devices. In the spirit of the Olympic Winter Games, Visa created NFC-enabled payment

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Paris hosting 2024 Olympics, LA gets 2028 Games

Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics while Los Angeles is awarded the 2028 Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Monday, according to a report in Wam, the Emirates news agency.

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Rio hotels see larger Olympics boost than London, Beijing

Rio de Janeiro’s hotel industry saw a substantially larger impact as host of the 2016 Summer Olympics than London in 2012 and Beijing in 2008, new data showed. According to data from STR, during the month of August, Rio de J

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Rio wraps up Games on upbeat tropical note

A blustery storm, a touch of melancholy and a sense of pride converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief at having pulled off South America's first Games. Aft

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Brazil says foreign tourism met half-million forecast for games

At least 500,000 foreign visitors arrived in Brazil to attend the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the government said on Friday, citing recent immigration figures that met a forecast made well before the games. According to data compi

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Rio Games ‘iconic’ despite snags, lack of cash: Bach

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which come to an end on Sunday, were an iconic Games despite a long list of problems and a lack of cash, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said on Saturday. A day before the c

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Olympic broadcast revenue jumps 7.1pc to top $4bn

Olympic broadcast revenues reached $4.1 billion from 2013 to 2016, a 7.1 per cent increase from the previous four years, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The sale of broadcasting rights provides the IOC with

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