ASIAN GAMES

Asia Dreams - - CALENDAR: JAKARTA & SINGAPORE -

The 18th edi­tion of the Asian Games will be held in Jakarta and Palem­bang, South Su­ma­tra, this year, the sec­ond time that In­done­sia has hosted the pres­ti­gious sport­ing event in its his­tory, the first time be­ing in Jakarta as the sole host city. In an­tic­i­pa­tion of the 2018 Asian Games, the sport­ing in­fra­struc­ture of both prov­inces has been the main fo­cus of the Chair­man of the Asian Games Steer­ing Com­mit­tee, Jusuf Kalla. Visi­tors to In­done­sia have been suit­ably im­pressed by the state-of-the-art sport­ing are­nas as well as the trans­port in­fra­struc­ture built to sup­port the event.

Since the first Asian Games, the list of events has ex­panded to in­clude 35 sport­ing events as well as seven nonolympic sports. The most pop­u­lar events in­clude foot­ball, basketball, ten­nis and bad­minton. Aside from the sport­ing events, there are also mar­tial arts events such as kabaddi and karate, as well as card games such as bridge. asiangames2018.id

KIM CHANG BEOM, JOKO WI­DODO & AN KWANG IL

SUSI SU­SANTI

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