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Philippines Recommits To Hosting 2019 SEA Games After Pulling Out Last Month

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 21 / 17

The Philippines announced last Thursday that it would host the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, "just a month after pulling out citing the escalating cost of war with Islamist militants," according to the AFP. Manila last month said that it would not host the 2019 SEA Games to "focus on rebuilding Marawi...

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