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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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NRL Preseason Competition 'Reborn'

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09/05/13
Dubai To Host Two Golf Tournaments

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09/05/13
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The Grand Prix of Austria, which will make a comeback on next year's F1 calender, "will reportedly take place June 22." Originally, the race "was scheduled for July 6 and later rescheduled for June 29." However, the correct date "will be revealed when motorsports governing body FIA releases the offi ...

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09/04/13
Rally NZ Proposes Plan To Retain WRC

Rally New Zealand organizers "have withdrawn their bid to host the World Rally Championship event in 2014 in favour of Australia in order to initiate a new concept allowing both nations to stage the WRC round for three years in succession," according to APNZ. The popularity of the sport "has resulte ...

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09/04/13
Football Is Coming To Buckingham Palace

London's Buckingham Palace lawn "will become the world’s most exclusive football pitch" when it stages a Southern Amateur League fixture between the world’s oldest Association Football club, Civil Service FC, and its local rivals Polytechnic FC, according to Gordon Rayner of the London T ...

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09/04/13
SA Tour Caught In BCCI Grudge Match

Cricket South Africa "is paying the price for rubbing India the wrong way," according to the HINDUSTAN TIMES. India "has resented" the appointment of former ICC President Haroon Lorgat as CSA CEO last month. On Monday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India "made its displeasure clear by changi ...

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09/04/13
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Two of the biggest pro golf events in India -- Avantha Masters and Gujarat Kensville Challenge -- "have been discontinued and won't be held" beginning next year. European Tour COO Keith Waters said, "The European Tour was committed to staging the Avantha Masters under the tri-party agreement with th ...

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09/03/13
Brazil's Unrest No Concern For World Cup

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09/03/13
ISTAF To Make An Indoor Comeback

After a 45-year hiatus, the ISTAF athletics meeting "will make an indoor comeback at the O2 World in Berlin in '14," according to BZ BERLIN. The O2 World "will host the first Indoor ISTAF since '68 on March 1." Organizers "expect 10,000 people for the track and field event, which would make it the w ...

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08/30/13
Cricket Australia To Hold Night Games

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