Asiad: Indonesia to phase forty sports at 2018 Video games


The last programme incorporates all 33 sports that will be staged at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, as nicely as many others that are well-liked in Asia such as added martial arts, sepak takraw, kabaddi, jet ski, paragliding and the card video game bridge.

A singer performs on phase for the duration of the launch of the just one-12 months countdown clock in advance of the 2018 Asian Video games at the Countrywide Monument in Jakarta on Aug 18, 2017. (AZQA HARUN/AFP)

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan: Indonesia will host a complete of forty events at following year’s Asian Video games in Jakarta and Palembang soon after reaching a offer with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), the head of Indonesia’s organising committee advised AFP.

With considerably less than a 12 months to go right until the Video games open up following August, the last programme experienced been in doubt prior to an agreement was reached for the duration of a conference on the sidelines of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Video games, presently using location in the Turkmenistan’s cash Ashgabat.

Below the agreement, the Video games – more substantial than the Olympics the two in conditions of the number of sports and opponents – will integrate forty sports and 462 gold medal events.

The last number is down from the 42 sports that the OCA declared in March, but just one extra than the 39 that Indonesia’s organising committee (INASGOC) experienced proposed.

“Essentially, we experienced presently agreed on 39 sports but the policy that we have to observe is what is on the 2020 Olympic Video games in Japan so that is why a new just one has come up,” INASGOC secretary typical Eris Herryanto claimed, soon after Indonesia introduced their last plans to the OCA typical assembly on Wednesday.

“We are supported by the Ministry of Community Affairs, and they are going to build all the infrastructure,” Herryanto advised AFP.

“Some of it is presently finished but most of (it) will be finished by the conclusion of this 12 months so we are self-confident we are going to have all the venues all set in time for following 12 months.

“I feel anyone understands that this is a very massive endeavor but it is been extra than 50 years because we experienced the Asian Video games so we are very about excited and searching ahead to it.”

The last programme incorporates all 33 sports that will be staged at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, as nicely as many others that are well-liked in Asia such as added martial arts, sepak takraw, kabaddi, jet ski, paragliding and the card video game bridge.

Indonesia has been shorter of preparing time from the outset soon after agreeing in 2014 to phase in when the primary hosts, Vietnam, pulled out for motives of cost.

The only past time Indonesia hosted the Asian Video games was in 1962, when there ended up fewer than 1,500 athletes and thirteen sports, producing following year’s edition by far the greatest sports event ever held in the archipelago.

A sequence of test events planned for the conclusion of this 12 months have presently been pushed back right until February 2018.

But the Indonesian delegation assured the typical assembly for the duration of a slick, nicely-received presentation that all the venues and infrastructure would be all set nicely prior to the Video games commence.



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