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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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The first professional boxing event to be held in Abu Dhabi "has been postponed from Thursday" until Dec. 19 after organizers "failed to secure UAE visas for travelling fighters." Lion Heart Boxing Promotions' Edward Mendy "had arranged for a full card of fights to be held at the 5,000-capacity du F ...

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10/16/13
Clipper Yacht Race Agrees To TV Deals

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10/15/13
Sportel: More Teams For Formula E

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Lima, Peru Will Host 2019 Pan Am Games

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