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Apr 18, 2014

Games-Replacement Asian Games host needed fast, not Singapore – Ng

SINGAPORE, April 18 (Reuters) – The Olympic Council of Asia must move fast to find a replacement city to host the 2019 Asian Games, said International Olympic Committee vice president Ng Ser Miang before ruling out his Singapore homeland as an option.

The Vietnam government announced its surprise decision on Thursday to quit as host of the event in the capital Hanoi, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event for the first time would not prove financially viable.

Apr 18, 2014

Replacement Asian Games hosts needed fast, not Singapore – Ng

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The Olympic Council of Asia must move fast to find a replacement city to host the 2019 Asian Games, International Olympic Committee Vice President Ng Ser Miang told Reuters on Friday, but ruled out his suitable Singapore homeland as an option.

Vietnam’s government announced their surprise decision on Thursday to quit as hosts of the event in their capital Hanoi, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event for the first time would not prove financially viable.

Apr 18, 2014

Replacement Asian Games hosts needed fast, not Singapore: ICO Vice President Ng Ser Miang

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The Olympic Council of Asia must move fast to find a replacement city to host the 2019 Asian Games, International Olympic Committee Vice President Ng Ser Miang told Reuters on Friday, but ruled out his suitable Singapore homeland as an option.

Vietnam’s government announced their surprise decision on Thursday to quit as hosts of the event in their capital Hanoi, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event for the first time would not prove financially viable.

Mar 31, 2014

Mercedes march on but Red Bull closing in

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – With two wins from two races under their belt in the new Formula One season, Mercedes are powering confidently toward another speedster’s paradise in Bahrain this week, albeit with a watchful eye on fast improving rivals Red Bull.

Lewis Hamilton’s pole-to-flag victory on Sunday ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg looked comfortable in the scorching Sepang sunshine, but quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel had managed to split the pair in a wet qualifying session.

Mar 31, 2014

Motor racing-Mercedes march on but Red Bull closing in

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 31 (Reuters) – With two wins from two races under their belt in the new Formula One season, Mercedes are powering confidently toward another speedster’s paradise in Bahrain this week, albeit with a watchful eye on fast improving rivals Red Bull.

Lewis Hamilton’s pole-to-flag victory on Sunday ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg looked comfortable in the scorching Sepang sunshine, but quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel had managed to split the pair in a wet qualifying session.

Mar 30, 2014

Flying Mercedes worrying only about complacency

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Mercedes worried only about becoming complacent on Sunday as they celebrated two wins in two races and a first one-two finish since 1955 in their title sponsor’s home Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton claimed a pole-to-flag victory in Malaysia, and made sure of the fastest lap as well, ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg – the winner of the season-opener in Australia two weeks ago.

Mar 30, 2014

Motor racing-Flying Mercedes worrying only about complacency

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 30 (Reuters) – Mercedes worried only about becoming complacent on Sunday as they celebrated two wins in two races and a first one-two finish since 1955 in their title sponsor’s home Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton claimed a pole-to-flag victory in Malaysia, and made sure of the fastest lap as well, ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg – the winner of the season-opener in Australia two weeks ago.

Mar 30, 2014

Bottas frustrated after Massa defies Williams order

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Team orders triggered another Malaysian Grand Prix controversy on Sunday, with Brazilian Felipe Massa defiant after refusing to obey an instruction to let Williams team mate Valtteri Bottas overtake.

Massa, no stranger to unwelcome radio messages at his previous team Ferrari, finished the second race of the Formula One season in seventh place and just ahead of his frustrated Finnish team mate.

Mar 30, 2014

Motor racing-Bottas frustrated after Massa defies Williams order

SEPANG, Malaysia, March 30 (Reuters) – Team orders triggered another Malaysian Grand Prix controversy on Sunday, with Brazilian Felipe Massa defiant after refusing to obey an instruction to let Williams team mate Valtteri Bottas overtake.

Massa, no stranger to unwelcome radio messages at his previous team Ferrari, finished the second race of the Formula One season in seventh place and just ahead of his frustrated Finnish team mate.

Mar 30, 2014

More disappointment for Red Bulls’s optimistic Ricciardo

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Disqualified in Australia and dumped with a 10-place grid penalty after Malaysia, even the eternally optimistic Daniel Ricciardo was struggling to stay positive after a testing start to his Red Bull career.

Two weeks ago, the Australian was celebrating a second place finish in Melbourne only for his car to fall foul of fuel flow rate regulations that led to the FIA taking away that first Formula One podium.