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February 16, 2005

Utah to Host the 2007 Deaflympic Winter Games

From: Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA - Feb 16, 2005

for Thursday (Feb. 17)


WHAT: Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr. announces Utah has
been selected to host the 2007 Deaflympic Winter
Games, Feb. 1-10, 2007

WHERE: Utah Governor's Mansion, 603 E. South Temple,
Salt Lake City.

WHEN: Thursday, January 17, 2005.
Press Conference 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Reception 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

WHY: The Deaflympics, under the patronage of the
International Olympic Committee, is the second
oldest multi-sport and cultural event in the
world. The 16th Winter Games will bring more than
400 of the best deaf athletes and 4,000 fans from
24 countries to Salt Lake City and Park City for
sports, performances, presentations and

OPPORTUNITIES: -- Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr. will be available to
answer questions.

-- Photo opportunities: James Lee Sorenson, CEO of
Sorenson Media, will present 2007 Deaflympic
Committee with oversize check for $250,000.

WHO: VIPs in attendance: Dr. Donalda Ammons, president
of Deaflympics, Dr. Bobbie Beth Scoggins,
president of the USA Deaf Sports Federation;
Dwight Benedict, chair of the 2007 Deaflympics
Organizing Committee; Tiffany Granfors, executive
director of Deaflympics; and James Lee Sorenson,
CEO of Sorenson Media, and Dr. I. King Jordan,
president of Gallaudet University, who are
co-chairs of the 2007 Deaflympics Honorary
Advisory Board.

CONTACT: David Parkinson 801.287.9472 (office),
801.971.2450 (cell),
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Sorenson Media
David Parkinson, 801-287-9472

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