Event Notes: Asian Athletics Association Secretary Appeals Decision
Asian Athletics Association Secretary Maurice R. Nicholas has appealed to the Tamil Nadu State government to "reconsider its decision to withdraw" from conducting the Asian championship, which was scheduled in the city from July 3 to 7. The Singapore-based official said that time "was too short" for any new host to plan and prepare for the major event (THE HINDU, 2/27). ... The 7th Binh Dien-VTV Int'l Women's Volleyball tournament will take place in Vietnam's central highlands province of Gia Lai from March 2-10 (XINHUA, 2/28). ... More than 120 players representing 27 countries "will congregate" in Nairobi, Kenya in March for the 36th Africa Junior Tennis Championship. The championships to take place between March 18-23 "will be the first time the event is being held in Kenya and East Africa in its 36 years history" (XINHUA, 2/26).