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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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08/22/13
DLV Considers World Championships Bid

The German Athletics Federation (DLV) "is considering submitting a bid to host world championships," according to the DPA. DLV President Clemens Prokop said, "Currently we are bidding to host the 2018 European Athletics Championships. There, we have managed to prompt all competitors to voluntar ...

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08/22/13
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Indonesia will this weekend "become the first country in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to host a sumo wrestling tournament." The two-day event, to be held Friday and Saturday at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, will "feature 40 of the world’s best sumo wrestlers" ( J ...

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08/21/13
MotoGP To Make Return To Brazil

Dorna Sports on Tuesday announced that MotoGP "will return to Brazil for the first time in a decade next year subject to an upgrade to the Nelson Piquet track in Brasilia," according to Nick Mulvenney of REUTERS. Grand Prix motorcycling "last took place in the country" in Rio de Janeiro in '04 and i ...

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08/21/13
UAE's Umm Al Quwain To Add Tourneys

The UAE's Umm Al Quwain Cricket Association will break its record for staging tournaments when it "adds another five new tournaments to the 16 events they had last season," according to K.R. Nayar of GULF NEWS. Umm Al Quwain CA General Secretary Mushtaq Ahmad Chowdhury said, "Following the huge resp ...

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08/21/13
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Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge "suffered a mechanical breakdown" in the third race of the America's Cup challenger finals on Monday, handing Emirates Team New Zealand a point and "deepening concerns about the fragility of the high-tech AC72 catamarans being used in this year's version of the venerable ...

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08/20/13
Glasgow Ticket Surge Crashes Web Site

A "rush of applications" for 1 million tickets to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow "has led to long delays on the event's website," according to Severin Carrell of the London GUARDIAN. Tickets for the 2014 Games went on sale at 10am on Monday, and organizers, who "had studied the chaos with ti ...

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08/20/13
Barcelona To Pay Public Transit Cost

The Barcelona city council and FC Barcelona have "reached an agreement to guarantee that there will be metro service" after the Supercopa of Spain match against Atlético Madrid at Camp Nou stadium on Aug. 28, which starts at 11pm local time. Barcelona will pay €30,000 ($40,041) for the c ...

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08/20/13
European Tour Returns To Prague In '14

The European Tour will visit Prague for the first time since '97 when the inaugural D+D Real Czech Masters takes place at Prague's Albatross Golf Resort from Aug. 21-24 of next year. The tournament will carry a €1M ($1.3M) prize fund in '14 and will be held for at least the next five years. It ...

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08/19/13
Artificial Turf No Issue For Women's WC

FIFA officials are confident the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada "will go off without a hitch, despite the tournament being played on artificial turf for the first time," according to XINHUA. Speaking in Vancouver Saturday at the conclusion of a week-long tour of Canada where a delegation of FIFA o ...

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08/19/13
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MotoGP "will race at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the upcoming '14 season." The contract between the racetrack and Dorna, which holds the MotoGP rights, for '14 "was confirmed" during last weekend's U.S. Grand Prix. Recent speculations suggested that the race "might be dropped fr ...

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