Indonesia successfully embody Energy of Asia in the 18th Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang on 18 August – 2 September 2018. It is delivered in a welcome President Olympic Council of Asia, Ahmad Al Sabah Al Fahat on closing ceremony Asian Games 2018, 2 September in Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta. Previously, in a press conference held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the State Palace, Thomas Bach as the President of the International Olympic Committee presents to congratulate President of RI, Ir h. Joko Widodo over the success of the Asian Games in Indonesia which is very impressive.
Excitement of the 2018 Asian Games have already seen since opening ceremony yang mengangkat tema kolosal dengan tampilan set yang masif serta menunjukkan keindahan alam dan budaya Indonesia. Sports competitions and was attended by 45 countries involving approximately 16,000 athletes and 13,000 volunteer. The participating athletes is exceeds the number of targeted and subjected to an increase of 20% from the previous Asian Games.
The competition which was held four years were 40 this sport consists of 32 Olympic sports and 8 non-Olympic sports. Asian sports party this time being so different: for the first time in the history of the Asian Games was held in two different cities, Jakarta-Palembang. Organizing the 2018 Asian Games join in sucking Indonesia, for community interests the opportunity to host the Asian Games is of special, had to wait another year to 56 can feel the Asian Games in Indonesia.
The culmination of this Asian Games closed with excitement closing ceremony the theme of celebration. This theme was made as a form of celebration at once thanks to the athletes from all countries in Asia that have participated to enliven the match of the Asian Games. Success in the Asian Games into optimism Indonesia to propose yourself as a host in a larger event, that is the Olympics 2032. Not only that, the success in the team title while Indonesia athletes became a moment of revival of the sports world Indonesia, because Indonesia was successfully ranked fourth in this event.
The success of the Asian Games this time certainly brings a lot of happiness to all parties involved, especially the athletes from Indonesia. Because, in the 2018 Asian Games this Government has provided a total of Rp 210 Billion as a bonus for athletes, coaches and assistant coaches 2018 Asian Games. As the President’s instructions to the Minister of youth and sports, the priest Nahrawi that the President wants the bonus disbursed before the sweat dries athletes. Not only reserved for medalists, bonuses are also given to all athletes who do not earn a medal. It is as a form of appreciation for the hard work of the athletes as well as expected to motivate athletes to continue to Excel. A bonus is awarded to the athletes it is Indonesia’s biggest bonus throughout the history of the Asian Games.
Asian Games success is not separated from the support and hard work of the Government, Committee organizers and all elements of society Indonesia. Support for the 2018 Asian Games also present from all over the State-Owned Enterprises. PT Kawasan Industri Wijayakusuma (Persero) participated and feel the excitement of the 2018 Asian Games. As a State-Owned company, PT. KIW (Persero) took part in the biggest sports event in support of se Asia. One form of support PT KIW (Persero) and hit the Asian Games in a corporate environment through the installation of the attributes of the Asian Games at KIW, playback theme song Asian Games gymnastics events at PT KIW (Persero) every Friday, and dissemination of social media.