Sports is one of the activities undertaken by humans to get the desired health quality. In addition to health, sports are also often used as a competition to get the achievement for every participant who followed. One of the biggest sporting events besides the Olympics is the Asian Games. The Asian Games is officially known as Asia’s multi-regional Asian Sports Festival held in Asia.
As the event of the biggest sports competition in Asia, the organization of the Asian Games must be held in the Asian region with the condition of a conducive region, both in terms of security and economic factors. In 2018, the country that has the honor to host the Asian Games is Indonesia. This is the second time Indonesia was chosen as the host. In 1962 is the first year of the Asian Games took place in Jakarta. In 2018 the Asian Games will take place in Jakarta and Palembang, but assisted by several other supporting cities such as Lampung, Banten and West Java.
Not without reason Indonesia is believed to manage the hosting of the Asian Games 2018, Quoted from various sources, it turns out these 5 factors that make Indonesia worthy to be the organizer of the 2018 Asian Games.
1. Vietnam Declared Resignation to Hosting Asian Games 2018
In March 2014, concerns over Vietnam’s readiness began to emerge. The Vietnamese community’s refusal to organize the Asian Games departs from poor economic conditions and lack of adequate sports facilities. How not, The estimated cost also swelled, from initially about 150 million US dollars to 5.47 trillion Dong Vietnam (240 million US dollars). As a favorite Runner-Up, Indonesia was chosen to host the Asian Games, should the Asian Games take place in 2019. However, it was later promoted to 2018 to avoid the legislative and presidential elections of Indonesia which will also be held that year.
2. Countries in Asia are classified as conducive
Indonesia is the most secure country among other Asian countries, the crime of terrorism is small or nonexistent. Unlike other Asian countries are fairly vulnerable and conflict occurs.
To secure the sport competition in this asia, Indonesia will reduce joint personnel from National Forces (TNI), Indonesian National Police (Polri) to Departmen of Transport (Dishub). Which will notabene provide smoothness and security for athletes and spectators.
3. Have An Spectator Quantity With High Enthusiasm
The sports spectators in Indonesia are very enthusiastic, from the data taken by Olimpic Council Asia or OCA, the number of Indonesian audience is very remarkable.
This data is taken when there are games such as football, badminton, volley to others. According to OCA executives, Indonesia is highly feasible to host compared to Dubai UAE city.
4. Classified as a Country With Stable Economic Condition
Many countries in Southeast Asia whose economies are currently weakening, such as Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand. Indonesia has a very stable economy, even the profit earned to host the Asian Games is expected to be big devisa.
Indonesia’s budget amounts to Rp 30 Trillion, according to data from Indonesia Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee (INASGOC), which includes improvements to the infrastructure of the match arena to transportation for both cities, namely Jakarta and Palembang. There are others like the city of Bogor is in the improvement of the Pakansari stadium to welcome the Asian Games.
5. Sports Facilities With International Standards
This reason is the most powerful Indonesia was selected as host of the Asian Games, many sports arenas in the international standard such as Gelora Bung Karno stadium, Jakabaring, until Pakansari. For sport the largest contributor of gold is badminton, the field is very international standard.
The organization of Asia’s largest sporting event will start on August 18 and will end on September 2, 2018. Do not waste this great moment to witness the athletes who want to achieve dreams in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.