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Rio 2016 Committee Signs Agreement with Brazilian Medical Association

Sunday, 17 May 2015 15:59

Athletes and delegates visiting the Olympic and Paralympic Village Polyclinic will be looked after by doctors from the Brazilian Medical Association, following an agreement between the organisation and the Rio 2016 Committee.

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Charities to Benefit from 2015 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship Announced

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:10 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:59

Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS ChampionshipBOSTON, Massachusetts — Constellation announced the local Boston charities that will receive grants as part of this year’s Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, which will be held June 9-14 at Belmont Country Club.

As championship sponsor, Constellation, through the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, will provide $500,000 in funding to Boston-area non-profit organizations. These grants support a variety of local organizations and activities in the areas of education, youth development, affordable housing and family support services. Grant amounts will be announced after the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship.

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Senior Amateur Golfer Ed Ervasti Dies at 101

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:58 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:49

Ed ErvastiCelebrated senior amateur golfer Ed Ervasti passed at 101-years-old.

Ervasti is native of Minneapolis who has long called London, Ont., home.

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Sir Nick Faldo and Sandy Lyle Become Honorary Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:31 Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:24

Sir Nick FaldoSir Nick Faldo MBE and Sandy Lyle MBE have accepted invitations to become honorary members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

Two of Britain’s finest ever golfers, Faldo and Lyle inspired a generation of players with their wins in The Open Championship and the Masters Tournament and were at the forefront of a new wave of European golfers who rose to prominence in the 1980’s. 

They join fellow Open Champions Peter Thomson CBE, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Roberto de Vicenzo, Tony Jacklin CBE, Lee Trevino and Tom Watson in becoming honorary members.

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Credit Suisse Extends Deal with Omega European Masters

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:27 Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:15

Omega European MastersCredit Suisse has extended its existing sponsorship of the Omega European Masters until at least 2017.

The agreement, which began in 1984, includes the Swiss bank’s sponsorship of the two pre-tournament Pro-Ams.

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