• 11 Asian Games events to be held in Palembang


    The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has decided to hold 11 sports events of the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, South Sumatra. “Three events are moved from Palembang to Jakarta. They are weightlifting, table tennis and gymnastics,” OCA deputy president Tsunekazu Takeda, said after attending a third coordination meeting of the Asian Games 2018 committee. The general chairman of the Indonesian Olympic Committee, Erick Thohir, said the sports branches that would be competed in Palembang include football qualifying round, canoeing/kayaking, volley ball qualifying round, rowing, shooting, triathlon, basket ball qualifying round, sepak takraw, cliff climbing, tennis qualifying round and soft-tennis qualifying round.



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