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Vietnam Announces It Will Not Host 2019 Asian Games, Citing Lack Of Preparation

04 / 18 / 14

Vietnam "quit as host" of the 2019 Asian Games on Thursday, citing a "lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable," according to Nguyen Phuong Linh of REUTERS. Vietnam PM Nguyen Tan Dung said that Vietnam was "suffering from the effects of ...

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03/03/14
Brazil Stadium Delays Creating Problems

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said on Saturday that FIFA has been "left with a huge challenge following Brazilian delays in building stadiums for the 2014 World Cup," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Valcke said, "We are working in conditions where the cement is not even dry. ... The b ...

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03/03/14
Inaugural IPTL Teams Selected

Andy Murray "will play for Bangkok" in the inaugural Int'l Premier Tennis League, according to the BBC. Murray "will play alongside Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Victoria Azarenka in tennis' version of cricket's Indian Premier League." Matches are scheduled for a "17-day period in November and December, al ...

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03/03/14
Ecclestone: Australian GP To Stay Put

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said that a "new deal to keep the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne is as good as done, with lawyers finalising a revised contract," according to Peter Rolfe of the HERALD SUN. Ecclestone "boldly declared" a new contract "will happen." He added that the "finishing touches w ...

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02/28/14
London Grand Prix Hopes Receive Boost

Ministers "are to clear" the way this week for a F1 race through the streets of London "with a radical overhaul of road safety and speed limit laws," according to Elliott & Eason of the LONDON TIMES. Motorsport organizations, including F1, "have been told that a consultation that will make it ...

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02/28/14
Cricket NSW Execs To Inspect Manuka

Cricket New South Wales officials will be in Canberra next week to "inspect Manuka Oval to assess its viability to host the Sheffield Shield final," according to Lee Gaskin of the CANBERRA TIMES. Cricket NSW is "hoping to make a decision next week whether Manuka Oval or Blacktown hosts the final if ...

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02/28/14
Event Notes

Mexico will be the host of the Ice Hockey Pan American Championship and Women's Division II-Group B Qualification Ice Hockey World Championship. Both events will be held at Mexico City's Intercontinental University, with the men's event taking place from Sunday until March 9 and the women's from Mar ...

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02/27/14
MLB Excited For Sydney Season Opener

MLB Int'l Business Operations Senior VP Paul Archey said that the comments of L.A. Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke about next month's season-opening series in Australia do not represent the opinion of the league or the clubs. Greinke told ESPN last week that "there is absolutely zero excitement" for co ...

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02/27/14
FIFA Defends World Cup Fan Fests

FIFA "has defended the fan fests" due to take place in the 12 host cities at this year's World Cup in Brazil, saying that income raised from the events "can cover the costs of holding them," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke wrote in Wednesday's edition of t ...

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02/27/14
Team New Zealand's 2014 Hopes Afloat

Team New Zealand's hopes of "having a boat in this year's around the world race remain afloat with a deal being brokered with a Spanish partner," according to FAIRFAX NZ NEWS. European media "have speculated" that Team New Zealand Managing Dir Grant Dalton's fundraising venture there over the past t ...

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02/27/14
F1 CEO Dismisses Criticism From NASCAR

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "has defended the position" of the U.S. Grand Prix on this year's F1 calendar after "coming under fire" from the man due to run a NASCAR event on the same weekend, according to the PA. The race at Austin's Circuit of the Americas will take place on Nov. 2, "clashing with the ...

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