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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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EurAsia Cup Added To European Tour

The EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM, a new match-play event between Europe and Asia, will be part of the initial sector of the 2014 European Tour Int'l Schedule, which was unveiled Monday. Taking place at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Malaysia from March 28-30, the EurAsia Cup presented by D ...

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NZC Schedules Night Games For T20

New Zealand Cricket has "beefed up the night cricket component in next summer's T20 domestic competition," according to David Leggat of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. Buoyed by good returns from using the Friday night slot on Sky Sport, "NZC has scheduled HRV Cup T20 games on both Friday and Saturday nigh ...

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Allianz May Host Finals Doubleheader

The National Rugby League "could be forced to stage an historic finals double-header at Allianz Stadium due to a potential scheduling clash" with the Austalian Football League in the first week of the play-offs, according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. If the competition ladder r ...

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Ex-NBA Players Join NBA Jam In India

Former NBA players Horace Grant, Ron Harper and Peja Stojakovic will participate in NBA Jam in India. The event will feature the largest 3-on-3 tournament ever held in India and include a national finals televised on India's NBA broadcast partner, SONY SIX. The traveling interactive basketball festi ...

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Ecclestone Says New Jersey Race Is Off

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that the inaugural Grand Prix of America in New Jersey will not take place as planned next year, saying that "the organizers have not raised enough money to fund it," according to Christian Sylt for CNN. The final '14 calendar "will be approved by motorsport's g ...

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Lausanne To Bid On '20 Youth Olympics

The Swiss Olympic Exec Committee has officially put forward Lausanne as its potential candidate to host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Lausanne beat Lucerne, which also bid to host the Games, with eight to four votes with one abstention. The final decision, if the Swiss Olympic Committee ...

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FIFA Sees U17 World Cup Thriving In UAE

FIFA Deputy Dir of Competitions Inaki Alvarez "is confident the UAE will be in prime position to reap abundant benefits" by hosting the World U17 World Cup in Dubai in less than two months, according to Alaric Gomes of the GULF NEWS. Alvarez said, "Over the past few years, we have all seen the benef ...

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Event Notes

Belgaum, India will host the Ranji Trophy match this season at the newly constructing int'l standard cricket ground at Ramthirthanagar. The ground, which is being constructed by Karnataka State Cricket Association, "commenced its work" in '07 and expected to be completed by the end of October ( TN ...

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Competitor Group Adds Liverpool Marathon

U.S.-based Competitor Group is headed for the birthplace of the Beatles for its next addition to its growing European Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series, and has plans for global expansion in South America and Asia. The Rock 'n' Roll Liverpool Marathon & ½ Marathon will take place on Bank Holi ...

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Munich Reportedly Euro '20 Front-Runner

Munich "has reportedly already secured six of 15 votes to become Germany's Euro 2020 venue, while only two German Football Federation (DFB) officials make the case for Berlin," according to the ABENDZEITUNG MÜNCHEN. The DFB's 15-member committee "will decide about Germany's venue for Euro 2020, ...

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