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Hosts Vietnam fear Asian Games false start

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With its economy in crisis, a decaying sports infrastructure and an uninspiring athletics record, it is little wonder many Vietnamese fear Hanoi is ill-prepared to host the 2019 Asian Games. 

File picture. A young athlete takes part in competition at Vietnam's National Sports Training Center in Hanoi. With its economy in crisis, a decaying sports infrastructure and an uninspiring athletics record, it is little wonder many Vietnamese fear Hanoi is ill-prepared to host the 2019 Asian Games.

There was scant public jubilation when the communist country's capital was chosen to host the region's largest sporting event, making it the first Southeast Asian nation for 20 years to hold the showpiece competition.

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