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JAKARTA, Indonesia | Asian Games close: Indonesia shows it’s the ‘Energy of Asia’

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia billed itself the “Energy of Asia” during the Asian Games, which closed Sunday in a ceremony emphasizing the country’s diversity and the ties linking the 11,000 athletes who competed for 45 nations. The opening ceremony two weeks ago was highly choreographed, but the athletes starred in most of the closing pomp … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Asian Games close: Indonesia shows it’s the ‘Energy of Asia’

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Tottenham’s Son avoids military duty with Asian Games gold

JAKARTA, Indonesia  — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will get to skip military service. Son avoided the service obligation when South Korea defeated Japan 2-1 in the Asian Games gold medal soccer game on Saturday. The South Korean government rewards holders of Asian Games gold medals and all Olympic medals with the exemption. Military service is … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Tottenham’s Son avoids military duty with Asian Games gold

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Bach: No Olympic future for esports until ‘violence’ removed

JAKARTA, Indonesia — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach isn’t certain if, or when, esports might be incorporated into the Olympic Games. But he was clear in an interview with The Associated Press at the Asian Games on Saturday about the need to meet some conditions before being considered. “We cannot have in the Olympic … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Bach: No Olympic future for esports until ‘violence’ removed

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesia’s president announces bid for 2032 Olympics

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Olympics following the success of the Asian Games held there over the past two weeks, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in a surprise announcement Saturday that highlights the rising ambition of the giant but long underperforming Southeast Asian nation. Jokowi, who is campaigning for a … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesia’s president announces bid for 2032 Olympics

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Police say detained Polish man to face trial in Papua

JAKARTA, Indonesia— Police say a Polish man detained in Indonesia’s troubled Papua region on suspicion of links to separatists will be tried there instead of being deported. Jakub Fabian Skrzypski, 39, described by police as a journalist, was arrested several days ago in Wamena, the capital of the mountainous district of Jayawijaya, following the arrests … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Police say detained Polish man to face trial in Papua

JAKARTA, Indonesia | For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea

JAKARTA, Indonesia — There was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the “unification” flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a combined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at the Asian Games … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Combined Koreas crew upgrades to gold; Chelimo wins marathon

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A day after a delivering the historic first medal for a combined Koreas team, the women’s dragon boat crew has upgraded to gold at the Asian Games. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at Palembang, which is co-hosting the Asian Games with … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Combined Koreas crew upgrades to gold; Chelimo wins marathon

JAKARTA, Indonesi | Swimmer Rikako Ikee: A smiling face for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

JAKARTA, Indonesia  — Rikako Ikee could very well be the smiling face of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a new star that organizers are sure to promote during the build-up to the games. The 18-year-old Japanese swimmer has a lot to be happy about. Capped by a record eight medals at the Asian Games — six … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesi | Swimmer Rikako Ikee: A smiling face for 2020 Tokyo Olympics