Asian Games Success, Indonesia Aims to Host the 2032 Olympics

After successfully holding the 2018 Asian Games, Indonesia stated that it was ready to submit itself as a candidate to host the 2032 Olympics. This was conveyed directly by President Joko Widodo when he received IOC International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and OCA Asian Olympic Committee President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-Sabah , Saturday (1/9) at the Presidential Palace in Bogor.

“With the experience we have in organizing the 18th Asian Games, we are confident that Indonesia can also host a bigger event,” said Joko Widodo, referring to his intention to propose as a candidate to host the 2032 Olympics. .

President Jokowi with President of the International Olympic Committee IOC Thomas Bach at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, Saturday, September 1 2018. (Photo coutesy: Setpres RI)

President Jokowi with President of the International Olympic Committee IOC Thomas Bach at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, Saturday, September 1 2018. (Photo coutesy: Setpres RI)

IOC President Thomas Bach said the International Olympic Committee welcomed Indonesia’s candidacy to host the 2032 Olympics. The successful implementation of the 2018 Asia Games, which will close on Sunday (2/9), provides a very strong foundation for the nomination.

“Because with this Asian Games, with this great success, Indonesia has shown that they have all the ingredients to host the Olympics successfully,” said Thomas Bach.

President Joko Widodo (right) accompanied by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, talks with President of the International Olympic Committee IOC Thomas Bach at Bogor Palace, September 1, 2018. (Photo courtesy: Setpres RI)

President Joko Widodo (right) accompanied by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, talks with IOC International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at the Bogor Palace, September 1, 2018. (Photo courtesy: Setpres RI)

Bach also cited Indonesian hospitality and efficiency as the great combination that most impressed the 2018 Asian Games. “And that’s the Olympics. The Olympics are about people. The Olympics are about excellence and about friendship,” said Thomas Bach.

Around 12,000 athletes from 45 countries and regions, along with thousands of officials and journalists, took part in the biggest sporting event in Asia. Indonesia received praise not only for the impressive opening ceremony and was praised by many in the international community, but also for its success in exceeding the gold target. Until this report was submitted, Indonesia was in fourth position after China, Japan and South Korea, by winning 31 gold.

Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics, followed by Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028. [em]

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