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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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New Zealand Gov't To Invest $4.2M

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10/22/13
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10/21/13
Srinivasan OKs South Africa Tour

India's much-anticipated tour of South Africa "is all set to go ahead in December" with Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan and his Cricket South Africa counterpart Chris Nenzani agreeing "in principle" for the series during discussions on the sidelines of the Int'l Cricket ...

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10/21/13
DRC Announces Racing Season Upgrades

The Dubai Racing Club on Sunday "announced a number of significant upgrades" to the pattern race program for the '13-14 UAE Racing season, highlighted by the promotion of the $1M Dubai Gold Cup, sponsored by Al Tayer Motors, from Group 3 to Group 2 status, according to Leslie Wilson Jr. of GULF ...

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10/21/13
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A top sports official in the Philippines "expressed concern Friday over recent bombings in Myanmar ahead of the Southeast Asian Games there in which more than 200 Filipino athletes will compete." Philippine Sports Commission Chair Richie Garcia: "We are monitoring this very closely. As long as ...

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10/18/13
UAE CF Hopes To Host Giro D'Italia

Officials from the UAE Cycling Federation "are proposing to host future stages of the Giro d'Italia in Dubai," according to Ashley Hammond of GULF NEWS. A UAE delegation followed the Giro d'Italia in May to pick up organizational tips ahead of the inaugural Dubai Tour next February, "however th ...

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10/18/13
ASADA Bans Won't Affect World Cup

Fears that the 2014 World Cup "could be decimated" by the ongoing Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigation "have eased after event organisers reached an agreement allowing countries to replace any players suspended by the anti-doping body during the tournament," according to Brent Read ...

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10/18/13
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Former F1 Grand Prix venue Valencia "will not be penalised after dropping off the Formula 1 calendar," according to GRAND PRIX 247. Valencia race official Gonzalo Gobert earlier confirmed "the Spanish city, already absent from the 2013 and 2014 calendars, will definitively no longer host grands prix ...

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10/17/13
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