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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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01/30/14
ICC Approves New Women's Competition

The Int'l Cricket Council Board has approved the introduction of an Int'l Women’s Championship. This bilateral competition involving the top eight ranked women’s teams will determine qualification for the next Women’s World Cup. Competing countries will include Australia, West Indi ...

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01/30/14
Sept. MotoGP Race In Brasilia Canceled

The MotoGP race scheduled for Sept. 28 in Brasilia has "been canceled due to construction work at the Nelson Piquet circuit demanding more time than initially expected," according to the EFE. The Brasilia government arrived at the conclusion that "there will not be sufficient time to prepare to host ...

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01/30/14
Event Notes

F1 cars "will return to the city's streets this year as part of an inaugural Adelaide Motorsport Festival." More than 150 rare, vintage and sports vehicles with an estimated value topping A$10M ($8.8M) "will feature in the 'museum in motion' in Victoria Park on April 13." Ten iconic F1 vehicles -- a ...

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01/29/14
WTA Plans Third Event In Germany

Women's Tennis Association Tournament Class Dir Peter-Michael Reichel said that there will be an additional women's tournament in Germany in the future. In addition to the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart and the Nürnberger Versicherungs Cup in Nuremberg, Reichel thinks there is potential ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

01/29/14
DBB Withdraws Wild Car Application

The German Basketball Federation (DBB) "has withdrawn its application for a wild card for the 2014 World Cup in Spain," according to the SID. The DBB said that the reasons for this "surprising decision" were the "financial conditions" imposed by FIBA. The governing body asked for a financial "donati ...

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01/28/14
WTA Announces Community Programs

The Women's Tennis Association made several announcements concerning the WTA Championships. In Singapore, tennis player Eugenie Bouchard, official WTA Championships Ambassador Chris Evert, WTA Chair & CEO Stacey Allaster and World of Sport Group CEO Andrew Georgiou unveiled new elements of the W ...

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01/28/14
Event Notes

Controversial changes to V8 Supercars twin-race format "will not just apply to the Clipsal 500, with the governing body confirming that Sydney and Townsville's events will have their Saturday races split." All three Super Street events "will feature the same format," with two 125km twilight races on ...

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01/27/14
Aussie Open To Review Heat Policy

Australian Open Tournament Dir Craig Tiley said that "the comprehensive annual event review would include a reappraisal of its controversial extreme heat policy," according to Linda Pearce of THE AGE. Tiley said that "only the four blistering hot days in week one denied the Australian Open a record ...

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01/27/14
'17 America's Cup Site Up For Grabs

The next America's Cup "could be sailed off a Hawaiian beach, on San Diego Bay or in some other port instead of returning to a San Francisco Bay course," according to the AP. America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA CEO Russell Coutts said on Saturday that "sailing officials are talking with other ven ...

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01/27/14
Sydney Struggling To Lure Overseas Horses

Dubai Racing Club Int'l Manager Martin Talty said that Sydney's "attempt to lure high-class overseas horses to its autumn carnival would succeed only when a satisfactory quarantine station and training facility is available in NSW," according to Patrick Bartley of THE AGE. Talty said on Sunday that ...

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