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Hanoi on Thursday won the right to host the 2019 Asian Games, sparking celebrations among Vietnamese officials who said the decision would unlock millions of dollars in infrastructure investment. 

Vietnam Olympic Committee Secretary General Hoang Vinh Giang expressed jubilation at the decision.

"We won! We won! We won! All our team is happy and pleased. All of Vietnam is happy for getting the games," he told AFP by telephone from Macau.

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