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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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02/21/13
AFL Considers Ticket Hike For Top Games

Blockbuster games "could cost fans more to attend under a variable pricing concept" floated by the Australian Football League, according to Eliza Sewell of the HERALD SUN. Extra revenue generated by a hike in gate prices above the standard A$20 ($21), or possibly a tax on premium seating at high-dem ...

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02/21/13
Berlin Submits '18 Athletics Euro Bid

The German Athletics Association (DLV) and the city-state of Berlin "have submitted their application to host the European Championships in '18," according to the SID. DLV General Secretary Frank Hensel "has handed over the application documents to European Athletics Association President Hansjö ...

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02/21/13
Rugby Experiencing Australia Growth

Several women’s Rugby Sevens competitions will take place across Australia in the coming months. Competitions kicked off in Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales and Newcastle earlier in February, while Victoria’s will launch in early March. With an emphasis on U18 and senior ag ...

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02/20/13
Goal-Line Technology At 2014 World Cup

FIFA confirmed that goal-line technology will be used at the 2014 World Cup, as it "invited tenders to provide the system," according to Josh Burrows of the LONDON TIMES. FIFA President Sepp Blatter had "previously stated his commitment to bringing in goal-line technology for the tournament." It was ...

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02/19/13
Lions Tour Sells Out In 15 Minutes

Rugby supporters "swamped ticketing websites" Monday morning and sold out this summer’s Lions Test series against Australia in just 15 minutes, according to Charlie Skillen of the London DAILY MAIL. Seats priced between £63 ($98) and £296 ($459) for the two Tests in Melbourne and S ...

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02/19/13
Brasil Open Breaks Attendance Records

In its 13th edition, the Brasil Open in São Paulo "broke attendance records" with 57,465 tickets sold, according to Fernando Itokazu of FOLHA DE S. PAULO. The number is a 26% increase over the '12 event. However, the tournament did draw its share of criticism. The players "did not like the co ...

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02/19/13
Event Notes

The V8 revolution "burst into life" Saturday with an estimated 15,000 people packing into Sydney Motorsport Park to watch Nissan and Mercedes officially end Holden and Ford's 19-year V8 Supercar duopoly. Packed stands and "lengthy paddock queues ushered in the 'Car of the Future' era" with 25 of the ...

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02/18/13
Farah To Run London Half Marathon

Olympic Gold Medalist runner Mo Farah said that he "will run half the London Marathon this year, before stepping up to debut over the full distance" in '14, according to Anna Kessel of the London GUARDIAN. Farah has always been "open about his desire to try out the feted course," and on April 21 he ...

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02/15/13
UK Athletics Look To Bring Back Bolt

Athletics chiefs "are in talks with Usain Bolt" about bringing him back to the London Olympic Stadium this summer, according to Matt Majendie of the London EVENING STANDARD. UK Athletics wants the Jamaican as the "star attraction" for the three day London Anniversary Games in east London to mark a y ...

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02/15/13
Brasil Open Courts Criticized

The courts of the Brasil Open, the only ATP event held in Brazil, "have already been criticized by players," according to Fernando Itokazu of FOLHA DE S. PAULO. The courts have "holes and bumps," which has led to players complaining about the ball changing direction after it bounces. German player D ...

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