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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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12/31/12
BCCI Changes Australia Tour Schedule

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has "changed the schedule for the upcoming tour by Australia," moving the third Test from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh to Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, according to Will Davies of the WALL STREET JOURNAL's India Real Time blog. The Australian cricket ...

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12/21/12
Aussie Open Increase Purse

Early-round losers at next month's Australian Open "will receive a significant pay rise after officials released the breakdown of the biggest purse in tennis history on Thursday," according to Darren Walton of the AAP. Responding to player demands "for a bigger slice of the pie," Tennis Australia ha ...

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12/21/12
Event Notes

Some of the "world's leading snowboarders" will meet in Beijing for the 11th Red Bull Nanshan Open slopestyle contest next month. The Nanshan Open was upgraded to a five-star event this year, and the prize money will reach a total of $65,000. The event will, for the first time, also include female s ...

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12/20/12
Asian Golf Facing Uncertain Future

Rapid growth "has made Asia the big new destination for world golf, but there’s an unmistakable sense of gloom as long-standing events face an uncertain future and local talent stalls," according to the AFP. A "bitter turf war between two rival circuits, which has spooked sponsors and divided ...

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12/20/12
Bangkok To Join F1 Calendar In '15

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "revealed that the '15 Grand Prix calendar will feature a night race on the streets of Bangkok," Thailand, Christian Sylt wrote in the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Ecclestone said that "the location has now been chosen, and specified that the race would come a year later." Eccleston ...

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12/20/12
Hosting Rugby WC Benefits New Zealand

A government report revealed that long-term benefits of hosting the Rugby World Cup last year are "likely to be more significant than winning the event," according to Michael Daly of the DOMINION POST. Enduring benefits identified in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment study included ...

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12/20/12
GTC To Return To Vienna In '13

The Global Champions Tour "will return" to Vienna, Austria in '13, according to the KURIER. The global show jumping circuit, which stopped for the first time in Vienna in '12, "will return to the Vienna Rathausplatz (Town Hall Square) from Sept. 19-22." Organizers "will erect a temporary stadium wit ...

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12/20/12
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The Int'l Tennis Federation has awarded the hosting rights for the 2013 Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group III and IV events to Myanmar. The Tennis Federation of Myanmar will organize the two group events back-to-back from April 22 to May 5 at the 10-court Thein Byu Tennis Stadium in Yangon ( PHNOM PENH ...

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12/19/12
Glasgow Security Budget Soars

The security budget for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is expected to exceed £90M ($146M), according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. A total of £27.2M ($44.2M) had been set aside for security costs at the "massive sporting event." Commonwealth Games Minister Shona Robison, however, an ...

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12/19/12
Arsenal, West Ham To Be Postponed

Arsenal's Boxing Day match against West Ham is "likely to be called off" due to the threat of a London Underground strike, according to Simon Head of the London MIRROR. London Underground drivers "are to stage three strikes in a row over Bank Holiday pay," with the first scheduled for Dec. 26. The m ...

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