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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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10/24/13
Perez Hopes Indian GP Will Make Comeback

McLaren driver Sergio Perez on Wednesday said it is a "shame" that Indian Grand Prix "would not be part of the F1 calendar next year and hoped the event makes a return" in '15, according to the PTI. Perez: "Hopefully, we return later on. The market is growing, when we come here every year, the inter ...

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10/24/13
Malaysian Official Talks SEA Games

Olympic Council of Malaysia Secretary General Sieh Kok Chi "has laid out a roadmap to help Cambodia prepare a master plan to host the 2023 Southeast Asian Games in the Kingdom for the first time since the inception of the biennial event in 1959," according to H.S. Manjunath of the PHNOM PENH POST. I ...

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10/24/13
SEA Games Safety In Focus For Indonesia

Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) Chair Rita Subowo has "expressed concern about the safety of the country’s athletes at the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar this December, following bombings in the country last week," according to Ami Afriatni of the JAKARTA GLOBE. Subowo said on Tuesday tha ...

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10/24/13
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The German Tennis Federation (DTB) "is trying to move the Davis Cup matchup against Spain to a larger city at the end of January." DTP President Karl Altenburg said, "The negotiations about a host city are currently underway. It looks like it's going to be a large city." Germany hosted its recent Da ...

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10/23/13
Upcoming Indian F1 Race Could Be Last

Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India President Vicky Chandhok "has warned that this weekend's grand prix at the Buddh Int'l Circuit (BIC) near Delhi could be the last held in the country," according to Paul Weaver of the London GUARDIAN. The race "has already been dropped from next year's provi ...

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10/23/13
NFL's 49ers Visit Tottenham Hotspur

EPL club Tottenham welcomed the NFL San Francisco 49ers into its training headquarters on Monday "for a community event for young children," according to Sunni Upal of the London DAILY MAIL. The 49ers "landed in England earlier in the day ahead of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembl ...

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10/23/13
Taiwan LPGA Event's Future Up In The Air

Sunrise Group Chair Hsu Tien-ya, whose company is the 2013 LPGA Taiwan Championship's title sponsor, said on Tuesday that "he is uncertain if the Taiwan LPGA event will continue next year," according to the CNA. Tien-ya: "Maybe no, and maybe yes." The Sunrise Golf & Country Club is hosting the L ...

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10/23/13
Olazabal: European Tour Needs Boost

Golfer Jose Maria Olazabal said that the inaugural FedExCup-style Final Series that tees off in Shanghai this week "will give the European Tour a much-needed shot in the arm," according to Tony Jimenez of REUTERS. While the rival PGA Tour "goes from strength to strength," the European circuit "has s ...

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10/23/13
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This year's World Rally Championship's Rally Catalonia, which will take place from Thursday through Sunday in the Spanish state of Catalonia, "will add as its new feature three night stages that will leave from Barcelona." At the presentation of the event on Tuesday, organizers indicated that "with ...

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10/22/13
Record Low Crowds At Aussie MotoGP

The smallest crowd in Australian MotoGP's recent history at Phillip Island "turned out to witness Jorge Lorenzo win one of the most dramatic Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix ever," according to Roje Adaimy of the AAP. A "lowly 31,500 people walked through the gates on Sunday, the lowest race-day at ...

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