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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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05/15/13
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05/14/13
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05/14/13
Tickets Remain For Copa Del Rey Final

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05/14/13
Women's Ashes Series Gets Makeover

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05/13/13
Euroleague Final Four Attendance Down

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05/13/13
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05/10/13
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