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SBD Global/October 14, 2013/Events and Attractions

Event Notes: International Yacht Race To Be Held In China's Guangxi Region

An int'l yacht race will be held in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region starting on Thursday. A total of 26 domestic and foreign teams will "take part in the Liuzhou International Inland River Yacht Race, which will take place along the Liujianghe River, an inland river in Guangxi's Liuzhou city" (XINHUA, 10/11). ... A legal battle is looming between Athletics South Africa and the South African Broadcasting Corporation after "this year's Soweto Marathon was cancelled again." The two parties signed a "broadcast sponsorship deal" worth R10M ($1M) earlier this year, which included "live coverage of the event that was to be delivered by ASA." The Gauteng provincial government released a statement that "blamed ASA for a lack of cooperation and finally forcing them to cancel the race again" (SOWETAN LIVE, 10/11). ... The "long-term future of the Sime Darby LPGA Tournament will be decided early next year." This was divulged by Sime Darby Foundation Chair Tun Musa Hitam on the "sidelines of the tournament at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club." Tun Musa "said that Sime Darby would make a decision to either cease its sponsorship of the tournament or continue after the end of its second three-year agreement" that ends in '15 (THE STAR, 10/13).
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