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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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06/03/13
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England has confirmed it will play Ireland in a friendly in Dublin. The Ireland FA is keen to play England in Nov. '14, or Feb. '15, the 20th anniversary of "the Landsdowne Road riots which forced the abandonment of the previous meeting between the two countries" ( London DAILY MAIL, 5/30 ). ... T ...

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05/31/13
England-Brazil Friendly In Doubt

The FA insisted that England’s Sunday friendly with Brazil will go ahead as planned "despite doubts over whether the Maracanã stadium will be issued with a safety certificate," according to Matt Hughes of the LONDON TIMES. A Brazilian judge issued an order Thursday suspending the "prest ...

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05/31/13
Hotel Prices Concern '14 World Cup LOC

The hotel price situation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has been an issue of concern for the local organizing committee since World Cup LOC CEO Ricardo Trade told SBD Global in early April, "The [hotel] price situation is a challenge, but the government is trying to control this." The govern ...

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05/31/13
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The Athletics Federation of India announced that the 20th Asian Athletics Championships "will be held in Pune from July 3-7." The continental event was to be held in Tamil Nadu originally, "but the state government had refused to host it on political grounds" ( PTI , 5/30 ). ... The 2013 Asia ...

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05/30/13
Real Zaragoza Lowers Ticket Prices

For the fourth consecutive game, La Liga side Real Zaragoza has decided to "establish special prices for its season-ticket holders," according to Sonia Gaudioso of MARCA. The idea, once again, is to fill La Romareda stadium so coach Manolo Jiménez's team can beat Atlético Madrid. Each ...

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05/30/13
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Rafael Nadal is considering visiting Chile in late November for an exhibition match. Nadal's agent, Carlos Costa, said, "As we go to South America, I see several possibilities to go to countries close to Argentina. Chile is a neighbor, so it is true that it is very possible that Rafa will go to Chil ...

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05/29/13
Footall Event In South Africa Called Off

A four-team tournament involving EPL side Fulham and Portuguese club Benfica set for Bloemfontein, South Africa next month "has been cancelled because of the sub-standard state of the pitch at the Free State Stadium," according to Mark Gleeson of SOWETAN LIVE. An advance party from the London-based ...

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05/29/13
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The Swiss Ice Hockey Federation and marketing partner InfrontRingier will launch the new edition of the Swiss Ice Hockey Cup knockout competition for the '14-15 season. In Sept. '14, the first of five rounds of the new Swiss Ice Hockey Cup will get underway, featuring the 32 best teams of Switzerlan ...

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05/28/13
England, Wales To Host '19 Cricket WC

The England and Wales Cricket Board and the Int'l Cricket Council said on Monday that England and Wales have "been confirmed" as the host countries for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, according to Ed Osmond of REUTERS. The tournament, scheduled to involve 10 teams, "will be held in June at 10 different ...

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05/28/13
Dusseldorf Wants DEL Winter Game

Dusseldorf, Germany "wants to host the German Hockey League (DEL) Winter Game," according to Jörg Philippi-Gerle of the EXPRESS. New Dusseldorf Congress Managing Dir Martin Ammermann said, "Yes, we want the hockey Winter Game." The league's first Winter Game took place in Nuremberg in January a ...

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