Vietnam has decided to give up the right to host the 2019 Asian Games (Asiad) that it won in 2012, according to conclusions reached in a central meeting between Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and other government offices on Thursday. >> Without public backing, can Vietnam host 2019 Asiad? >> Vietnam officials debate $150 mln cost for 2019 Asiad Following careful considerations, the premier instructed the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism to work with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and involved partners on a withdrawal plan, according to an April 17 statement of the government office obtained by Tuoitrenews. The government leader expressed thanks to OCA for their support and assistance to the development and growth of sports activities in Vietnam as well as supporting the country’s bid to host the quadrennial sporting event. He admitted that Vietnam doesn’t have experience of organizing a large international sporting event like Asiad and will bid for hosting it at a proper time in the future. Financial problem is also cited as a major reason for the withdrawal. “The global financial crisis and economic depression has affected Vietnam’s economy severely while the state and local budgets are very limited and have… Read full this story
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