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RI loses Asian Games bid to Vietnam

  • Mustaqim Adamrah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, November 9 2012 | 11:08 am

PREMIUM Indonesia’s hopes to host the 2019 Asian Games faltered on Thursday, following a vote by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) general assembly in favor of Hanoi over Surabaya, East Java.

The Vietnamese capital won 29 votes out of 43, while the remaining 14 countries voted for Surabaya.

United Arab Emirates’ Dubai had failed to qualify for the bidding due to lack of administrative af...

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