Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Team Eventing Jumping--Jumping Final Aug. 18

August 18, 2004

Team Eventing Jumping--Jumping Final Aug. 18 Results... Read More

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Individual Eventing Jumping Qualifier Aug. 18

August 18, 2004

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Olympic Veterinary Update, Aug. 17

August 17, 2004

Olympic veterinarians have been hard at work at the Olympic equestrian compound monitoring the health and welfare of the several hundred equine competitors that are either already competing or waiting for their discipline of specialty in the... Read More

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Team Eventing Cross Country Aug. 17

August 17, 2004

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Individual Eventing Cross Country Aug. 17

August 17, 2004

Individual Eventing Cross Country Aug. 17 Results... Read More

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Team Eventing Dressage Aug. 15

August 17, 2004

Team Eventing Dressage Aug. 15 Results... Read More

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Individual Eventing Dressage Eventing Aug. 15

August 17, 2004

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Smarty Jones Makes the Move to Kentucky

August 16, 2004

Smarty Jones moved into his new Kentucky home at Three Chimneys Farm on Monday morning.

The Pennsylvania-bred winner of this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness left his home state Saturday for Three Chimneys Farm in Midway,... Read More

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United States' Severson in Fourth After Dressage Phase

August 16, 2004

Britain, France and Germany Lead in Team Standings

ATHENS, Greece - Aug. 9, 2004 - The United States Eventing Team has its work cut out for it tomorrow and Wednesday since Great Britain, France, and Germany grabbed the lead in... Read More

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Olympic Eventing Day I: Chiacchia Fourth After First Day of Dressage Competition

August 16, 2004

Under conditions much more windy and cool than Saturday's heat wave and temperatures soaring over 100 degrees, American eventers began their bid for an Olympic medal during Day I of the two-day dressage phase at Athens' beautiful new equestrian... Read More

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Touzaint takes eventing lead after dressage, Funnell leads British to team lead; U.S., Severson fourth

August 16, 2004

By Joseph Schwerdt, NBCOlympics.com

ATHENS -- Young French rider Nicolas Touzaint took... Read More

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NBC Olympics Viewing Marathon Postponed Due to Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie

August 12, 2004

Universal Orlando Contest Temporarily Postponed, Rescheduled to Begin Sunday at 7 p.m. ET

Competitors Standing By at Universal Orlando Resort to Break Guinness World Record for TV Watching Marathon During NBC's 24-Hour Olympic... Read More

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Bob Costas & Katie Couric Co-Host NBC's Opening Ceremony Coverage Friday at 8 P.M. ET/PT

August 12, 2004

THE OLYMPICS RETURN TO GREECE FRIDAY ON NBC WITH THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 2004 ATHENS GAMES

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Costas and Couric Lead NBC's coverage of Athens Olympics Opening Ceremony at 8 PM ET/PT Friday

August 11, 2004

Telecast Includes Feature on Athens' Readiness & Security

NBC ATHENS PRESS OFFICE: 011 30 210 00 49288

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Survey: Horse Industry Thriving in Minnesota

August 10, 2004

The horse industry in Minnesota has grown rapidly in the last five years. In a recent economical assessment, Brian Buhr, an economist with the University of Minnesota Extension Service, estimated that Minnesota's horse industry generates nearly... Read More

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Advisory: Daily Distribution Schedule of NBC Athens 2004 Communications Information

August 09, 2004

ATHENS, Greece -Aug. 9, 2004-Following is a preliminary daily schedule of the releases and media advisories NBC's Olympic communications team will be distributing from the 2004 Summer Games in Athens:

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HorseTV Media Group, LLC Announces Exclusive Agreement for Olympic Video Distribution

August 05, 2004

Houston, TX--HorseTV Media Group, LLC announced today that an exclusive agreement has been reached between its affiliated company, Equestrian Vision, and NBC for the U.S. video distribution rights to the equestrian events of the 2004 Olympics in... Read More

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NBC Provides Tools to Help Viewers Navigate 24-Hour-a-Day Athens Olympic Coverage

August 05, 2004

From Interactive Listings on NBCOlympics.com to On-Screen Cross Promotion, Viewers Have a Roadmap to the Athens Games on the Networks of NBC

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Appoints Executive Director

August 04, 2004

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has appointed Liz Harris of Midway, Ky., as its executive director. Harris has served on the TCA board for eight years. Among other fund-raising activities, she recently was on the campaign... Read More

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Smarty Jones Retired Due to Bone Bruises

August 04, 2004

Go Smarty Go--To Stud at Three Chimneys Farm 
By Ron Mitchell and Evan Hammonds

Smarty Jones, the Elusive Quality colt whose quest for the Triple Crown came up short in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been retired due to... Read More

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Tendons: Keep Them Moving

August 01, 2004

Like keeping the pistons of an engine lubricated for smooth, easy movement, the tendon sheaths of a horse function similarly by providing a friction-free environment in which tendons can move.... Read More

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Efficacy of Common Anti-Ulcer Medications in Racehorses

August 01, 2004

Gastric ulcers are so common in racing horses that many equine practitioners maintain their racing patients on anti-ulcer medications to prevent and treat gastric ulcers. Reports in the literature place the percentage of racing horses in trainin... Read More

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Confusion About Substitute Drugs

August 01, 2004

Until approximately two years ago, I had my retired Quarter Horse on both Legend and Adequan. A change in our ... Read More

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VS in Texas: Breeders' Cup Moving Ahead With Plans

August 01, 2004

Breeders' Cup, which has plans to set up a "disease-free zone" to allow horses to ship in and out of Lone Star Park, is moving full-steam ahead with preparations for this year's World Thoroughbred Championships even as a vesicular stomatitis (VS... Read More

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Drugs: Good and Bad

August 01, 2004

Olympics. Just the word makes us swell up with pride. This month horses and riders from around the world will converge on the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. The idea of the Olympics is to have all countries send their best... Read More