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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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01/24/14
Thailand Open Postponed Due to Unrest

This year's Thailand Open "has been postponed after the Thai government declared a 60-day state of emergency in the troubled Southeast Asian country," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. Emergency was declared on Wednesday with the Thai government "hoping to prevent an escalation in anti-gove ...

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01/23/14
IPL 7 Likely To Stay In India

Despite talk of a part of Indian Premier League 7 moving out of the country, the high-profile tournament may be hosted at home after all as the Board of Control for Cricket in India "has received a positive response from the Union home ministry," according to Indranil Basu of the TIMES OF INDIA. Wit ...

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01/23/14
Event Notes

The Bahrain F1 Grand Prix on April 6 "will be a night race." The Singapore Grand Prix in September is held at night and Bahrain "will become the second evening race" ( DPA, 1/22 ). ... SPORTFIVE has been appointed official hospitality agency for the FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games 2014 in Norma ...

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01/22/14
Cost Of World Cup Flights Drop

The prices for airline tickets to Brazil for the World Cup are expected to drop 67.5% after Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) announced an additional 1,973 flights during June and July, according to the EP. The Brazilian Association of Airlines (ABEAR) said that the prices "will begin t ...

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01/21/14
Open Sponsor 'Uneasy' Over Golf Policy

While insisting it was not a case of “holding a gun to anyone’s head,” a senior figure in one of the Open Championship’s main sponsors "has spoken for the first time about the 'uneasy position' in terms of the event being staged at men-only clubs," according to Martin Dempste ...

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01/21/14
FIFA's Valcke, IOC's Bach Off To Brazil

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke "is set to crisscross Brazil again to view stadia that are behind schedule" with the opening of the World Cup less than five months away, according to the AP. IOC President Thomas Bach "is also in the country next week" meeting with President Dilma Rousseff and ...

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01/21/14
Event Notes

Big wave surfers are "adept at calculating risks." But "navigating the ambiguous rules of a surf contest," run by a taxpayer-funded sporting organization, in pursuit of a A$30,000 ($26,000) first prize -- "that's turned out to be too confusing for some." The Intense Surf Challenge, organized by the ...

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01/20/14
ATP To Review Extreme Heat Policy

A "week of roasting temperatures and multiple player meltdowns in Melbourne is likely to force a change of policy from the Association of Tennis Professionals" before next year's Australian Open, according to Simon Briggs of the London TELEGRAPH. Sources suggested that the issue "will be discussed a ...

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01/20/14
Event Notes

Racing sanctioning body SCORE Int'l announced that it signed a three-year contract with Mexican government officials to bring the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 back to the fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. border ( SCORE Int'l ). ... Organizers of the inaugural Dubai Co ...

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01/17/14
DBB Applies For FIBA World Cup Wild Card

The German Basketball Federation (DBB) "is applying for a wild card for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup," according to Anno Hecker of the FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG. Germany's "secret weapon" is NBA Dallas Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki. Should Germany receive the wild card, Nowitzki "could m ...

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