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16 Aug 2018
Asian Games Opening Ceremony to feature 4,000 dancers

Jakarta, Indonesia, August 16, 2018: The Opening Ceremony of the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018 will take place at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium on Saturday, August 18, and show the world that Indonesia is capable of hosting such a massive international event.

The ceremony’s green and scenic backdrop is truly spectacular, measuring 120 metres in length, 30 metres wide and 26 metres high. It will showcase a towering mountain acco....

16 Aug 2018
OCA Media Committee Chairman welcomes 8,000 Asian Games media

Jakarta, Indonesia, August 16, 2018: The Chairman of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Media Committee, Charles Lo, welcomed members of the media to the official opening of the Main Media Centre (MMC) of the 18th Asian Games on Thursday morning.

The MMC is located at the Jakarta Convention Centre within the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex in downtown Senayan and consists of the Main Press Centre (MPC) and International Broadcast Centre (IBC)....

16 Aug 2018
Asian Games legacy depends on the will of the government, says OCA

Jakarta, Indonesia, August 16, 2018: The Olympic Council of Asia has praised the forward-thinking policy of the government in Indonesia in the build-up to the 18th Asian Games. Speaking at the Main Press Centre on Thursday, the OCA’s Honorary Life Vice President, Wei Jizhong, said the vision of the government at all levels was crucial in terms of creating a long-lasting legacy for the people.

Mr Wei was referring in particular to the new Athl....

15 Aug 2018
OCA proud of unified Korea at 18th Asian Games

Jakarta, Indonesia, August 15, 2018: The Olympic Council of Asia has praised the cooperation and unity between North Korea and South Korea following the first appearance of the unified Korea women’s basketball team at the 18th Asian Games.

Playing under the symbol “COR” and the unification flag of the blue outline of the Korean peninsula on a white background, the joint team beat host country Indonesia 108-40 at the Basket Hall in the Gelora ....

15 Aug 2018
Indonesian athletes ready to ‘struggle for our nation’

Jakarta, Indonesia, August 15, 2018: The host country of the 18th Asian Games was officially welcomed into the Athletes’ Village on Wednesday and vowed to meet the expectations of a nation. Indonesia, which is staging the Asian Games for the second time in history, took part in the first Team Welcome Ceremony along with Syria.

The ceremony is held for all 45 National Olympic Committees and involves the raising of the flag and the playing of t....

14 Aug 2018
Condolence

The OCA family sends their condolence to his Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Sabah our President for the Loss of his Aunt may God Bless her Soul.

The OCA family sends their condolence to Mr. Nayaf Sarj the Finance director for the loss of his Mother may God Bless her Soul.

14 Aug 2018
INASGOC Secretary General addresses team leaders ahead of 18th Asian Games

Jakarta, Indonesia, August 14, 2018: The Secretary General of the Indonesia Asian Games Organising Committee (INASGOC), Mr Eris Herryanto, has assured team leaders that all venues have been completed in co-host cities Jakarta and Palembang.

Addressing representatives from the 45 competing National Olympic Committees at a meeting on Tuesday, Mr Herryanto said all the preparations were in order ahead of the 18th Asian Games, which will run from....

14 Aug 2018
Asian Rowing Federation thanks OCA for Korean peninsula peace message

Jakarta, Indonesia, August 14, 2018: A leading rowing official has thanked the Olympic Council of Asia for contributing to the peace process on the Korean peninsula.

Ken Lee, who is a consultant for both the Asian Rowing Federation and International Rowing Federation, is proud that rowing is one of only three sports to feature a unified Korean team at the 18th Asian Games. The other two are women’s basketball and dragon boat.

“This i....

14 Aug 2018
JIExpo prepares for Asian Games take-off

Jakarta, Indonesia, August 14, 2018: Jakarta International Expo, built on the site of an old airport, is ready for take-off at the 18th Asian Games.

The convention and exhibition centre, better known as JIExpo, will host six sports at the upcoming Asian Games: boxing, table tennis, weightlifting, gymnastics, wushu and bridge, which is making its debut in the Olympic Council of Asia’s premier sports event.

The local organisers regard....

13 Aug 2018
Perfect start for Asian Games hosts Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia, August 12, 2018: Indonesia’s first appearance at the 18th Asian Games ended in a rip-roaring 4-0 victory over Chinese Taipei in men’s football Group A action at the Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium in Bekasi, West Java, on Sunday evening.

After a goalless first half in front of a noisy and excitable home crowd, Indonesia scored four times without reply in the second half to claim all three points and give the host country the ....

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