Indonesia proposes 11 more events in Asian Games

File Photo : Imam Nahrawi
IANS|13-Oct-2017 18:49

Jakarta, Oct 13 : The government of Indonesia has sent a proposal for the addition of 11 events in the 18th Asian Games to the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), a minister said here on Friday.

Indonesian Youth and Sport Minister Imam Nahrawi disclosed that the proposed events in the regional sporting event next year in the country are in archery, taekwondo and rock climbing, reports Xinhua news agency.

"I have sent a letter to OCA. I asked the committee (INASGOG) of the event to escort the proposal," Nahrawi said.

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Indonesia will host the Asian Games with a total of 40 sports next year in the country's capital and Palembang city of South Sumatra province from August 18 to September 2.

Over 11,000 athletes and officials from 45 nations and regions will take part in the Asian Games, according to the committee.