Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia at Send-off Ceremony for Indonesian Athletes to 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 8 July 2021, the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
May prosperity be upon us all,
Namo Buddhaya, Greetings of virtue.
Distinguished Minister of Youth and Sports,
Distinguished Chairperson of KOI (Indonesian Olympic Committee),
Chairperson of KONI (Indonesian National Sports Committee),
Chef De Mission (CDM) of the Indonesian Contingent,
General Chairpersons of the sport branches whose athletes will be dispatched to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics,
Distinguished athletes and officials of the Indonesian contingent at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I acknowledge that we have made optimal preparations for the Tokyo Olympics and the athletes have also worked hard to boost their achievements.
I received report from Minister of Youth and Sports that Indonesia deploys 28 athletes and seventeen officials who will compete in eight sports, including athletics, archery, rowing, shooting, badminton, weightlifting, swimming, and surfing.
They are ready to compete in a fair manner and have chances to grab medals. I believe their hard works will bear fruit.
Therefore, from today until the match begins, do stay healthy and fit for the Game. Keep your motivation high and focus on the match and on achievement. The Indonesian people put high hopes on you and your achievements will also become the achievement of our country.
The Indonesian people are waiting for you to bring home medals that will make us proud. I hope your struggle will pay off.
By saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, I officially dispatch Indonesian contingent to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
I thank you.
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. (EST/EP)