- Title: Indonesia celebrates one-year countdown to Asian Games
- Date: 18th August 2017
- Summary: WIDODO GETTING READY WITH HIS BOW AND ARROW WIDODO AIMS AT TARGET AND HITS TARGET COUNTDOWN NUMBER ON NATIONAL MONUMENT LIGHT DRONE MADE CONFIGURATION READING (English) "ASIAN - GAMES - 2018"
- Embargoed: 1st September 2017 16:44
- Keywords: Indonesia 18th Asian Games one-year countdown launching Jakarta
- Location: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- City: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0026UOOMKF
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- Story Text: Indonesia President Joko Widodo launched the one-year countdown ceremony for the Asian Games on Friday (August 18) at the National Monument complex in Jakarta.
It will be the second time Indonesia has hosted the Asian Games.
Indonesia Vice President, Jusuf Kalla, said that preparations should be completed by the end of the year, while the Olympic Council of Asia has previously said that Indonesia faces "huge" challenges in organising the event.
The 2018 Asian Games are due to take place in both Jakarta and the Sumatran city of Palembang from August 18 - September 2, 2018.
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