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Sao Paulo Stadium That Will Host World Cup Opener Not Ready For Test Event

04 / 23 / 14

The stadium that will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup "will not stage a test match in front of a full house before the tournament kicks off on June 12 because of building work being carried out in the arena," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. The Arena Corinthians was built to hold...

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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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05/28/13
Bahrain Ready For '14 F1 Season-Opener

The Bahrain Grand Prix "looks set to replace Australia as the season-opening race of the 2014 Formula One World Championship with Abu Dhabi hosting a warm-weather pre-season test two weeks beforehand at Yas Marina Circuit," according to Gary Meenaghan of THE NATIONAL. A return to the top of the ...

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05/28/13
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