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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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03/26/13
World Cup To Generate $5B For FIFA

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03/26/13
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03/25/13
Blatter: FIFA Has Not Lost Control

In response to "continuing controversy" over whether the 2022 World Cup should be staged in the European summer as planned, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said that the organization "has not lost control over the 2022 World Cup," according to REUTERS. Blatter reiterated that "any request to change the ...

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03/25/13
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The Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) announced that Ulm will host the final round of its cup competition in '14. The BBL Top Four 2014 will take place at the 6,000-seat ratiopharm arena on March 29-30, 2014 ( BBL ). ... The Vietnam Tennis Federation and the Tan Binh Import -- Export Corporation "will co- ...

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03/22/13
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03/22/13
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03/20/13
London Mulls 2022 Commonwealth Bid

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