Event Notes: Singapore Open Canceled As Tournament Seeks Sponsor
The 2013 Singapore Open golf tournament will not be held this year, and will return at the beginning of '14. Barclays ended its seven-year sponsorship of the tournament after last year's event and "there are no developments yet on potential suitors" (ASIA ONE, 7/22). ... Kenya "has cancelled a planned tour of Ghana" to play in build-up matches in field hockey ahead of the Africa Nations Cup tournament, which will be staged in Nairobi from Sept. 26 to Oct. 6. The men's and women's teams, which were due to depart this week to Accra, Ghana, "will have to stay and use local facilities to train." Kenya Hockey Union Chair Risham Bains said, "The trip is off. The government has not released the funds and we have no choice but to pull out" (XINHUA, 7/22). ... The Int'l Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) Exec Committee has awarded the 2014 AIBA Congress to Jeju Island, Korea (AIBA).