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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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06/18/13
Wimbledon Final Tickets Soar To $21,000

Andy Murray’s grass-court victory at Queen’s on Sunday "has sent the cost of watching tennis history soaring," according to Mike Dawes of the London DAILY MAIL. Centre Court debenture holders are already "banking on Murray Mania going manic." Fans willing to take a gamble on Murray repea ...

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06/18/13
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A charity friendly featuring Lionel Messi, the Friends of Messi vs. Rest of the World match, will be played on July 2 at Lima, Peru's National Stadium. The organizers have prepared a contest in which they will award 10 contestants with pairs of tickets to the game. To announce the contest, a video w ...

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06/17/13
Confed Cup Opener Marred By Protesters

About 1,000 protesters complaining about the high cost of staging the World Cup "demonstrated in front of the National Stadium in Brasilia just hours before Brazil played Japan in the opening match of the Confederations Cup" on Saturday, according to Tales Azzoni of the AP. Riot and mounted pol ...

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06/14/13
Australia Not A One-Off Event For MLB

Major League Baseball officials "have indicated their Australian experiment won't be a one-off if Sydney embraces next year's opening series," according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The L.A. Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks "will play a two-game series" at the Sydney Cricket ...

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06/14/13
America's Cup Steering Toward Disaster

The America's Cup continues to cartwheel toward "ever-mounting disaster," according to Dana Johannsen of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. Desperately "in need of an injection of confidence following last month's tragedy on San Francisco Bay, the beleaguered event is reeling from another series of setbacks, f ...

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06/14/13
Mickelson To Compete In CIMB Classic

Phil Mickelson "has confirmed his participation" for the 2013 CIMB Classic, "which will be held at a new venue" -- the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club in Malaysia -- from Oct. 24-27, according to BERNAMA. Event organizer CIMB Group said besides Mickelson, past champions Ben Crane, Bo Van P ...

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06/14/13
Event Notes

The All India Football Federation’s bid to host the 2017 U17 World Cup "received a major fillip" on Thursday when the Union Cabinet "gave its approval to the project." According to the agreement, the Central Government will provide Rs. 120 crore ($20.6M) for the venture, including Rs. 95 crore ...

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06/12/13
Charity Games To Support Flood Victims

Bundesliga club FC Nuremberg and 2nd Bundesliga side FC Ingolstadt "will play charity games to support flood victims in Germany," according to the SID. Nuremberg "is planning to play a game during its preparation for the new Bundesliga season." Neither place nor date "have been set yet." Ingolstadt ...

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06/12/13
Dubai 'Capable Of Hosting The Best'

Top officials "have given Dubai a thumbs-up for being way ahead of a lot of competitor cities" in staging bids to host some of the world’s biggest sporting events, according to Alaric Gomes of GULF NEWS. On the opening day of the Middle East Sports Event Summit, Falcon and Associates VP Gisell ...

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06/12/13
Event Notes

The Faldo Series has announced it will return to Taihu Int'l Golf Club in Suzhou, China on July 2-3 ( Faldo Series ). ... Myanmar "will hold swimming competition at the National Swimming Pool on June 22-23 to mark the Olympic Day, which falls on June 23" ( XINHUA, 6/11 ).

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