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The Shanghai Pudong Football Stadium, which was completed last year, will not be part of the 2023 Asian Cup after China withdrew as host. Photo via the Asian Football Confederation.

China Withdraws as Host of Another International Sporting Event

The Asian Football Confederation is looking for a new host for the 2023 Asian Cup after China withdrew because of COVID-related conditions within the country. “The AFC acknowledges the exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the relinquishment by China PR of its hosting rights,” the confederation said, adding it will decide […]

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WTA Tour Suspends Tournaments in China Over Concerns for Peng Shuai’s Safety

The WTA Tour has announced that it will suspend all tournaments in China and Hong Kong as it awaits confirmation of the safety of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai. WTA Tour Chairman Steve Simon released the statement on Wednesday afternoon, saying in part, “I don’t see how I can ask our athletes to compete there […]

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Coronavirus Concerns Postpone Formula 1 Race

The Chinese Grand Prix, scheduled for April, will be postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak that has spread throughout China and the world. Formula 1 says the decision was made after the race promoter, Juss Sports Group, requested a postponement after discussions with the Federation of Automobile and Motorcycle Sports of People’s Republic […]

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Major League Baseball to Launch Esports League in China

Major League Baseball will get into the esports arena with the launch of a new league in seven Chinese cities, according to multiple reports. The MLB China eSports League will be held in Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou during the regular season and Shanghai for the playoffs with MLB: The Show being run. The […]

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Letter From Lanzhou: Running and the Power of Sports

At SportsTravel, we’re always excited to visit destinations and attend events and conferences to discuss the state of sports-related travel and tourism. Some of those trips to share and learn are modest in scale and some allow us to explore more distant markets. Our most recent trip was definitely one of the latter. Indeed, I […]

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PBA Tour Launches First China Event

The Professional Bowlers Association will stage the tour’s first event in China with the inaugural PBA China Tiger Cup. The event will be held November 8–11, 2019, at the 18-lane Suzhou Tiger Bowling Center near Shanghai. The tournament will conclude the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour schedule, which will also feature events in Sweden, Thailand, […]

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