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Thailand holds off on Asian Games bid

Vietnam pulls out of organising the region's largest sporting event due to financial reasons and lack of experience

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Thailand is not interested in hosting the 2019 Asian Games after Vietnam withdrew from organising the tournament for financial reasons, Thai officials said yesterday. 

Vietnam said on Thursday it had decided against hosting the 18th Asian Games and is exploring procedures to withdraw from staging the region’s largest sporting event.

Vietnam will “quickly work with the Olympic Committee of Asia [OCA] for measures to pull out from the hosting of Asiad 18 in Hanoi,” said a statement posted on the government’s website after Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung convened a meeting to examine the issue.

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