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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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SA LOC: Opening Match Will Sell Out

The South African Local Organising Committee insisted that the opening 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals match between South Africa and Cape Verde will be sold out despite selling more than 45,000 tickets to date, according to Ramatsiyi Moholoa of SOWETAN LIVE. The match, which is "starting to gener ...

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01/09/13
Grand National Raises Prize Money

The prize money at this year’s new-look Grand National meeting "will rise by more than 7% to a record level approaching £3M ($4.8M), but that the big race itself will again be worth just short of a magical seven-figure sum," according to Andy Stephens of the LONDON TIMES. When the 40 run ...

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01/08/13
S. Korea Hosts 'Richest' Badminton Event

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01/08/13
Serbian Open Dropped From ATP Tour

The Serbian Open, owned by Belgrade-native Novak Djokovic and run by his family, "has been dropped from the ATP World Tour calendar," according to Eben Novy-Williams of BLOOMBERG. The red clay tennis tournament will not be held this year after Family Sport, the event’s organizers, "decided to ...

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01/07/13
Crowds Small For FA Cup Matches

Rows of empty seats "were a common sight across the country" as spectators gave the FA Cup "the cold shoulder," according to Laurie Whitwell of the London DAILY MAIL. A drop in attendance could have been predicted "given the somewhat lacklustre approach adopted by some managers to these third round ...

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01/07/13
Top Cyclists Set For 2014 Dubai Tour

The quest of Dubai, UAE to become a top destination for cyclists "took a significant step forward" when the new Dubai Cycling Course was opened and a 2014 Dubai Tour for "the world’s top stars" was announced, according to K.R. Nayar of the GULF NEWS. Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al ...

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01/07/13
Dakar Rally To Boost Peruvian Economy

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01/04/13
Premier League Of Darts Expands Format

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The host venue of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events "is set to launch an annual event inspired by the Games," according to the BBC. Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy's Open Handicap regatta is set to take place during the August Bank Holiday weekend. Three races, inc ...

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01/03/13
Dakar Rally Prepares For Saturday Start

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