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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

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NBC Olympics Viewing Marathon Held to Break Guinness World Record During NBC's 24-hour Olympic Coverage

July 30, 2004

Guinness World Record for Consecutive TV Viewing: 50 Hours, 5 Minutes

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Results

July 27, 2004

Medal Counts and Totals... Read More

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Television Coverage

July 27, 2004

Beginning Aug. 15, the world's best horses and riders will compete in the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens, Greece. This page contains the schedule of when equestrian events will be televised on NBC or its affiliate stations.... Read More

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Olympics Equestrian News

July 27, 2004

Beginning Aug. 15, the world's best horses and riders will compete in the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens, Greece. This page will contain a variety of information about the competition and competitors.... Read More

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Tendon Healing, Aged Broodmare Fertility Featured at AVMA Convention

July 27, 2004

Smarty Jones won a little sympathy Saturday night, July 24, as Patricia Hogan, VMD, Dipl. ACVS, board-certified veterinary surgeon, recounted the tale of how the Pennsylvania-bred colt reared up in the starting gate of... Read More

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Events Schedule

July 27, 2004

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