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Bridgestone Ready to Welcome the World to its Home City for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

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TOKYO, July 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), the world’s largest tire and rubber company and the only Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner with its global headquarters in Tokyo, is celebrating one year to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 by inviting the world to follow its journey to the next Olympic Games and experience what it means to help people chase their dreams.

Adaptive Sports Champ Trevor Kennison: ‘Skiing Makes Me Feel Whole’

After a snowboarding accident left him paralyzed, Trevor Kennison was determined not to give up his passion. His recent Wells Fargo Ski Cup victory is one more milestone en route to the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games.
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Trevor Kennison lay on the ground looking up, as snow fell on his face.

It was Nov. 15, 2014. Just moments earlier, he’d attempted a jump while snowboarding in Vail Pass, in the Rocky Mountain backcountry of Colorado, but he lost control when the snow caught the edge of his snowboard and flipped him forward. Visit Wells Fargo Stories to watch the video.

4 Cyber Threats to Monitor at the 2018 Winter Olympics: Predictions from IoT Devices to Espionage in Pyeongchang

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When eleven-time U.S. Olympic medalist Mark Spitz said, “If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail,” he was talking about Olympic athletes, but the same could be said to cybersecurity professionals in the lead-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics, hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

21st Century Fox and FOX Sports Support Women's Sports Foundation at Annual Gala Celebrating Female Athletes

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FOX Sports continued its longstanding support of the Women's Sports Foundation on October 19 when the network served as co-presenting sponsor of the 37th Annual Salute to Women in Sports, an event celebrating the country's top female athletes and their role in encouraging young women around the country to pursue their own athletic dreams. This was the third consecutive year that FOX Sports has sponsored this event.

How Winning the Wendy's High School Heisman Changed My Life

by Meghan O’Leary
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Editor’s Note:  We are excited welcome our latest guest blogger, Olympian Meghan O’Leary, to The Square Deal.  As you’ll read below, Meghan’s story is particularly inspiring. Her inner strength, relentless drive, and willingness to take on new challenges, are traits that that made her our 2002 Wendy’s High School Heisman female winner and brought her to Rio this past summer to compete on the US women’s double sculls rowing team with Ellen Tomek. Meghan and Ellen faced grueling race conditions in Rio and battled back from a repechage in order to place sixth in the entire world, and in doing so, they brought so much joy and pride to the Wendy’s Family. 

 

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Editor’s Note:  We are excited welcome our latest guest blogger, Olympian Meghan O’Leary, to The Square Deal.  As you’ll read below, Meghan’s story is particularly inspiring. Her inner strength, relentless drive, and willingness to take on new challenges, are traits that that made her our 2002 Wendy’s High School Heisman female winner and brought her to Rio this past summer to compete on the US women’s double sculls rowing team with Ellen Tomek. Meghan and Ellen faced grueling race conditions in Rio and battled back from a repechage in order to place sixth in the entire world, and in doing so, they brought so much joy and pride to the Wendy’s Family. 

 

Coaching for the Win in Sports and in Business

By: Steve Cox
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This blog originally appeared in sodexoinsights.com

When it comes to the championship of any sporting event, all eyes are on the athlete.  And reasonably so, given that the athlete has poured thousands of hours into preparing for this one moment. However, we often forget about all the other people who help athletes turn their dreams and aspirations into reality, specifically the coaches.

Kate Zerrenner on the Rio Olympics

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If you’ve been tuning into the Olympics in Rio this week, you’ve probably watched your fair share of inspirational profiles of athletes. You may also have been following some of the stories emerging out of Brazil about the corruption, poor environmental stewardship, and social justice transgressions surrounding the Olympics. It’s enough to make the most ardent sports fan a little ambivalent. In Rio, athletes will be swimming or sailing in water that is literally crappy — some athletes may be taking home gold, silver, bronze, or just hepatitis.

CSR Competes at RIO 2016

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Brazil, once the shining star among developing nations and source of unwavering optimism, has run into major infrastructure, public health, environmental and political challenges. Now, the country must grapple with these setbacks while being thrust into the spotlight as the host of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Women of FOX Sports and Geena Davis Institute discuss importance of female role models in sports

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Guest post by Kelly Engle, FOX Sports

More than 100 people gathered in Los Angeles on July 28 to hear from a panel of truly inspirational women on the importance and impact of positive role models in the world of sports. At the beautiful Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica, the Women of FOX Sports partnered with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to host "A League of Their Own: Sports Inspiring Social Change."

Chris Froome wins record third Tour de France as Team Sky continues to inspire

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With Chris Froome's record-breaking win at the final stage of the Tour de France on July 24, 21st Century Fox-sponsored Team Sky once again delivered on its reputation as the U.K.'s premier professional cycling team. Froome, who led his nearest competitor, Peter Sagan, by four minutes and five seconds, became the first Briton in history to win the race three times, and he took the opportunity during his acceptance speech to emphasize the teamwork for which Team Sky is so well known.

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