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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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09/13/13
St. Petersburg Bids For Euro 2020

The Russian FA "formally declared Thursday it would propose St. Petersburg as a host city for the 13-nation Euro 2020 football tournament," according to R-SPORT. Euro 2020 "will be held in cities across Europe for the first time under an initiative" from UEFA President Michel Platini. One country "w ...

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09/13/13
Austria To Bid On Hosting Handball Euro

The Austrian Handball Federation (ÖHB) "will submit a bid to host the men's 2020 European Handball Championships," according to KURIER. The European Handball Federation said Thursday that "Sweden, Norway and Denmark have also declared their intentions to host the event." The countries "have to ...

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09/13/13
Leagues Want To Revive European Cup

The German Hockey League (DEL) and five other European hockey leagues "are planning the reintroduction of a European Cup competition starting with the '14-15 season," according to the SID. DEL CEO Gernot Tripcke said, "We want to revive the European Cup. We hope we can announce its return at the end ...

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09/13/13
Women's Tour Demanded In Manifesto

A "manifesto has been published as campaigners step up attempts to reintroduce a women's Tour de France," according to the BBC. The manifesto "calls for a women's event, last held in 2009, to be run alongside the men's race from 2014." More than 93,000 have "signed a petition" by the Le Tour Entier ...

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09/13/13
Hong Kong Sixes Canceled Over Funding

The Hong Kong Cricket Association announced "with great regret" that it has canceled the Hong Kong Sixes, scheduled for October. The association cited the difficulty in securing sufficient government funding and private sector backing as the primary reason to cancel the event. The HKCA said it remai ...

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09/13/13
Event Notes

South Africa could end up hosting next year's Indian Premier League if the "cash-rich T20 tournament is taken out of India due to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections." Board of Control for Cricket in India "mandarins have informally discussed alternative venues, but a clear picture will emerge once the ele ...

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09/12/13
Future Of Heineken Cup Near 'Oblivion'

The Heineken Cup, "one of professional rugby's biggest success stories, was driven closer to oblivion" when the leading clubs in England and France announced that planning "was under way for a rival two-nation tournament to be launched next season," according to Chris Hewett of the London INDEPENDEN ...

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09/12/13
Three Bids To Host Euro 2020 Made

As the deadline for candidates to "inform UEFA of their candidacy to host matches of the 2020 European Championships beckons, Istanbul, Budapest and Belgrade have officially thrown their hats into the ring," according to Mark Baber of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Euro 2020 will be co-hosted by "13 ve ...

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09/12/13
Glasgow 2014 CEO Vows To Protect Games

Glasgow 2014 CEO David Grevemberg has vowed "to protect the Commonwealth Games from being hijacked by either side of the Scottish independence debate," according to Alex Lowe of the LONDON TIMES. A referendum on Scotland's future in the U.K. will be held on Sept. 18 next year, "six we ...

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09/12/13
Event Notes

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