Indonesia proudly presents the largest multi-sports event in Asia, the 2018 Asian Games, also commonly known as Jakarta Palembang 2018. For the first time, the Asian Games is being co-hosted by two cities; Indonesia capital city of Jakarta and Palembang, the capital city of South Sumatra, with 40 sports included, 45 countries participating, and approximately 15000 athletes competing for their country.
This is a pride we, Indonesian, couldn’t cover. We are very proud, after waiting for more than 50 years, Indonesia has finally chosen to be the host of this incredible event after beating Dubai on the previous bid with 14 votes. In other hand, this is also our opportunity to introduce our beautiful and amazing Indonesia to other country and to prove the capability of Indonesia to take responsibility and step ahead.
To prepare this event, Indonesian government has established an official committee INASGOC or Indonesia Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee, who will be responsible to prepare, and organize the Asian Games 2018.
Indonesian society plays an important role in establishing the success of this event. From young people to elders, all of them want to make a successful 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018. INASGOC (Indonesia Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee) recruited more than 15,000 volunteers to help the pre-event and the main event, and also passed more than 20,000 other volunteer candidates.
From 40 sports, Indonesia is targeting for gold in 15 of them, such as archery, badminton, athletics, bowling, bridge, canoe/rowing, cycling, jet ski, karate, paragliding, pencak silat, sports climbing, taekwondo, weightlifting, and wushu.
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