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Vietnam Announces It Will Not Host 2019 Asian Games, Citing Lack Of Preparation

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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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The Int'l Cricket Council Women's World Cup 2013 will be staged in two Indian cities -- with Mumbai still hosting the majority of games and some group and Super Six Stage matches being relocated to the Odisha city of Cuttack. Pakistan's matches will be held at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. The fi ...

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01/25/13
Ecclestone Jabs Back At Victorian Gov't

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "has taken a swipe at the Victorian government, telling it not to complain about the price of staging the race after signing a deal," according to Adrian Lowe of THE AGE. Ecclestone, speaking amid an ongoing row about whether Victorians receive value for money for the race, ...

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01/25/13
Olympic Stadium To Host Athletics GP

London's Olympic Stadium will host its first sporting event since the 2012 Games on the anniversary of the Opening Ceremony, according to Eleanor Crooks of the PA. The London Grand Prix athletics meeting, part of the elite Diamond League series, will move from its usual home at Crystal Palace and wi ...

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01/25/13
WTA: Women Willing To Play Five Sets

The WTA claims women are "willing to play five-set matches in Grand Slam tournaments and all that is required is for the four majors to give the go-ahead," according to Margie McDonald of THE AUSTRALIAN. But time constraints in fitting matches from two, 128-strong singles draws, together with double ...

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01/25/13
UCI Oceania Seeks Second WorldTour

Newly hired Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) Oceania President Tracey Gaudry will hold talks in Adelaide, Australia on Friday "about a push for a second WorldTour race," as well as securing the Tour Down Under's future in Adelaide, according to Reece Homfray of THE ADVERTISER. On the 15th anniversary of So ...

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01/25/13
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The German Football Federation (DFB) "has named Berlin, Dortmund, Munich and Stuttgart as possible hosts for Euro 2020 games" ( DPA, 1/22 ). ... The China Grand Rally, organized by the Federation of Automobile Sports of China, CCTV and China Equity Group, will begin in September and last 16 days. ...

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01/24/13
Canada, U.S. To Join Pacific Nations Cup

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01/24/13
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01/23/13
ManU Defends Ticket Pricing Policy

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01/23/13
Golf Courses Bring Koreans To Laos

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