President Jokowi: Indonesia’s Olympics Bid Aims to Boost Nation’s Image
The success in hosting the Asian Games and the Asian Para Games in 2018 has prompted Indonesia to submit a bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
“The 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games have been successfully held. It has improved our confidence and is an eye-opener for the world that Indonesia is capable of hosting international events. Therefore, in 2018 we have officially submitted a bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games,” the President said at the virtual Limited Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday (4/11).
The President said that Indonesia’s bid to host the Olympic Games aims to boost the image and dignity of the nation. The President also said that the bid should be used as a momentum for the preparation for the event and take into account the new norms established by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) for a simpler and more cost-effective hosting of the Olympic Games.
President Jokowi went on to say that a road map for Indonesia’s nomination to host the 2032 Olympic Games should be prepared based on the timeline set by the IOC. “The host will be determined in 2024 and the selection process will begin no later than 2023. We must prepare the road map,” the President said.
The President further said that to host the 2032 Olympics, Indonesia has to compete with a number of countries, namely Australia, Germany, India, Qatar, China, and a joint bid by North and South Korea. (DND/UN)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Muhardi