2018 Asian Games

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XVIII Asian Games
Host cityJakarta, Palembang
CountryIndonesia
MottoEnergy of Asia[2]
(Indonesian: Energi Asia)[a]
Nations participating45
Athletes participating11,300
Events465 in 40 sports[3]
Opening ceremony18 August[4]
Closing ceremony2 September
Officially opened byJoko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Officially closed byAhmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah
President of the Olympic Council of Asia
Athlete's OathArki Dikania Wisnu
Judge's OathWahyana
Torch lighterSusi Susanti
WebsiteOfficial website
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The 2018 Asian Games, also known as the XVIII Asian Games, was a sports event in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. It occurred from 18 August to 2 September, 2018. There were 465 events from 40 sports and disciplines.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Only the English version of the motto were used during the Games.

References[change | change source]

  1. Odi Aria Saputra (10 April 2015). "Keppres Asian Games Turun Pertengahan April" (in Indonesian). Sriwijaya Post. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  2. Muhammad Hary Prasetya (12 February 2016). "Tema Asian Games 2018, The Energy of Asia, Ini Artinya". Superball.id. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  3. "Japan's swimmer Ikee named Asian Games' MVP". Xinhuanet.com. Xinhua News Agency. 2 September 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  4. "18-8-18 start planned for 18th Asian Games". Olympic Council of Asia. 27 January 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  5. Ade Irma Junida (2 October 2014). "GBK akan direnovasi demi Asian Games 2018" (in Indonesian). Antara. Retrieved 10 April 2015.