Event Notes: Indonesia To Become First Southeast Asian Country To Host Sumo
Indonesia will this weekend "become the first country in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to host a sumo wrestling tournament." The two-day event, to be held Friday and Saturday at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, will "feature 40 of the world’s best sumo wrestlers" (JAKARTA GLOBE, 8/21). ... Allegations by sailing team Oracle Team USA that Emirates Team New Zealand "had trespassed to gather information have been dismissed" by Team NZ as "laughable" (NEW ZEALAND HERALD, 8/21). ... Vietnam's return to "top-level regional golf has been postponed until later this season in the latest unwanted development for the sport in Asia." September's inaugural Volvik-Sky Lake Vietnam Masters, "set to be the richest played in the country, has been delayed." No reason "for the delay was given on the Asian Tour's website" (AFP, 8/21).