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H&M to dress the Swedish teams for 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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H&M will create outfits for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The collection will also include a full and extensive wardrobe for all the Swedish teams to wear in the Olympic village for both training and leisure. The pieces will be developed in collaboration with the Swedish Olympians, who will give their input and test the garments in the collection. “It is such an honor for H&M to dress both the Swedish Olympians and Paralympians for the upcoming Games in PyeongChang. The designs will bring together sport, functionality and fashion... Read More »

Six ways Google can keep you up to speed in PyeongChang

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1. Stay in the snow know with Google Search When you search for the Winter Olympics, you’ll find the latest information about your favorite events at the top of Search results. You’ll be able to see your country’s rank in the race for gold medals, or dive into a specific sport to check out which athletes have won. When you’re not tuning into the Winter Games live, you can watch a daily recap video, see top news related to the Olympic Games, and find verified updates from official broadcasters around the world. 2. Tune in with YouTube Start... Read More »

Samsung Electronics Brings Excitement to Fans, Athletes and Officials at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 through Innovative Experiences at the Samsung Olympic Showcase

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Throughout the Olympic Winter Games, a total of nine Samsung Olympic Showcases, featuring a mix of cultural, technological and immersive fan experiences, will be in PyeongChang and Gangneung, including Olympic Parks and the Olympic Villages, the Main Press Center, and four at the Incheon International Airport. Samsung Olympic Showcases @ PyeongChang Olympic Plaza and @ Gangneung Olympic Park opening on February 9th will provide visitors with engaging experiences incorporating Samsung’s legacy of breakthrough innovation and interactive activitie... Read More »

Samsung Electronics Launches the Official App of PyeongChang 2018 to Power Connections and Bring Fans Closer to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

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Samsung is once again powering the custom mobile application, as an effort to further enhance the Olympic Winter Games experience for all, ensuring smarter communications and smoother wireless operations during the Olympic Games. The Official App of PyeongChang 2018 was created in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG). The all-in-one app will help fans better enjoy the Olympic Winter Games experience by offering real-time upd... Read More »

Green light for the new spearhead: BMW M8 GTE makes race debut at the “Rolex 24” in Daytona

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The honour of contesting the first race with the BMW M8 GTE goes to BMW Team RLL. Team principal Bobby Rahal’s (USA) crew enters their tenth season with BMW and is set to compete in the IMSA series with two BMW M8 GTE this year. The BMW M8 GTE is the result of BMW’s latest thinking in GT car development and constructed in order to be eligible to compete at Le Mans – something BMW will do this year for the first time since 2011. Where the BMW Z4 GTLM and BMW M6 GTLM raced in the four previous IMSA seasons were derived from GT3 versions of the... Read More »

Luxury group Kering to spin off Puma to its own shareholders

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Kering said on Thursday it planned to distribute 70 percent of Puma shares to its investors, leaving it with only a 16 percent stake, confirming an exclusive Reuters report. Puma shares were down 4.4 percent at the close as some investors worried about the company losing a powerful backer. Kering stock was down almost 1 percent. The deal comes after a recent turnaround at Puma, which struggled for years following Kering's 5.3 billion euros ($6.4 billion) purchase in 2007. The French firm, meanwhile, has long wanted to focus purely on its hig... Read More »

Surf wear brand Billabong bought by Quiksilver owner

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The deal is a lifeline for the troubled firm, which has only turned a profit in one of the past five years. Queensland-based Billabong suffered a $58m wipeout last year, triple its loss for 2016. The company sells clothing under eight different brands and sponsors surf events around the world. Boardriders was formerly known as Quiksilver, and still sells clothing under its original name. It is owned by US private equity fund Oaktree Capital Management, which was already a major Billabong investor. Well-established in both skiing and skateboardi... Read More »

Serena Williams to make comeback in Abu Dhabi after giving birth

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The American, 36, will play world number seven Jelena Ostapenko in an exhibition match on 30 December during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Williams, who has won an Open-era record 23 Grand Slams, said she was "delighted to be returning to the court". She gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian in September. Former world number one Williams has not played since winning the Australian Open in January. Coach Patrick Mouratoglou said in November that no decision had been made over whether Williams would play in the season's fi... Read More »

Apple watch and GymKit: how Apple finally made your wrist talk to your treadmill – and why that matters

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Apple Watch users are familiar with how strong its health and fitness features are, helping you to monitor how much brisk exercise you do, how your heart health is doing and helping you to take a minute for mindfulness. Apple announced GymKit earlier in the year, to allow an Apple Watch to exchange data with gym equipment like treadmills, bikes, stair steppers and elliptical trainers. The idea was that though the Apple Watch was good at evaluating much of your active exercise, extra data that a treadmill, say, could glean would add to the Wa... Read More »

World’s ‘steepest funicular line’ set to open in Switzerland

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The new railway, which cost 44.6 million euros, will be officially opened by the country’s president, Doris Leuthard. It has unusual barrel-shaped carriages that adjust their floors so passengers can still stand upright even as they go up at steep inclines. Gradients up to the Alpine resort of Stoos can reach up to 110 percent. The train, which will go into public service on Sunday, will climb 743 metres over a span of 1,738 metres, at speeds of up 10 metres per second. "After 14 years of planning and building, everyone is very proud of this... Read More »

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