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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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08/07/13
Valencia Could Be Left Off F1 Calendar

A "leaked" F1 provisional calendar for '14 indicates that Valencia's role as host for a race is "in danger," according to EL MUNDO. The released schedule "does not solve the mystery of the Spanish site, which is beginning to become a dangerous soap opera, but it does eliminate one possibility and su ...

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08/07/13
Event Notes

Tickets for the 35th edition of the Trofeo Santiago Bernabéu preseason match, which will take place on Aug. 22 between Real Madrid and Qatari club Al Sadd, went on sale Monday and "nearly sold out by the end of the afternoon." Real Madrid will face one of its former captains, Raúl Gonz ...

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08/06/13
Jockey Dies After Fall In Australia

Jockey Simone Montgomerie has died "following a fall at the Darwin Cup meeting in Australia." Montgomerie, 26, was "among the frontrunners on Riahgrand when she was thrown from her mount about 100m from the finishing line." After her fall in the Wolf Blass Lightning Plate race, the "remainder of the ...

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08/06/13
FIBA Relaunches Intercontinental Cup

The Int'l Basketball Association (FIBA), FIBA Americas and Euroleague Basketball have announced the return of the Intercontinental Cup, which has been on hiatus since '96. In a two-leg series on Oct. 4 and 6 at the Barueri Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil, FIBA Americas League champion Pinheiros Sky of Sa ...

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08/05/13
FINA Championships Surpass Expectations

The 2013 Int'l Swimming Federation's (FINA) World Championships in Barcelona, which concluded Sunday, "have surpassed all predictions" that the Barcelona town council had made about the event's impact, according to the EFE. Barcelona Deputy Mayor Maite Fandos, who was also co-president of the event' ...

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08/05/13
Women's Tour Of Britain To Offer 'Parity'

The women's Tour of Britain, to be launched next year by SweetSpot, will be "a five-day event in the east of the country, probably with a date in May, and with daily coverage on terrestrial television," according to William Fotheringham of the London GUARDIAN. It will attempt, "most critically," to ...

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08/05/13
Event Notes

The German Touring Car Championship's (DTM) qualifying session at the Moscow Raceway on Saturday "was canceled ahead of time when Russian President Vladimir Putin flew over the circuit and led to the closure of the airspace." The result was that the track's medical helicopter "would have been unable ...

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08/02/13
F1 Venues Fight To Stay On '14 Schedule

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "has already dumped India from next season’s calendar amid claims that government bureaucracy and tax regime threaten to strangle the newest race to join the sport’s roster," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. India’s first F1 driver Narain Kart ...

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08/02/13
Event Notes

British Cycling revealed that SweetSpot "will continue to organize the Tour of Britain through to 2018." SweetSpot "has been tasked with developing the race to become a more high-profile and better-ranked event on the cycling calendar" ( CYCLING WEEKLY, 7/30 ). ... Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea "w ...

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08/01/13
Ferrari Considers Return To Le Mans

F1 team Scuderia Ferrari "is reportedly planning a return to the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race," according to the SID. The team "will decide by the end of the year if it will compete in the LMP1 category with its own prototype" in '15. Ferrari "has serious intentions to compete in another racin ...

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