Asian Games 2018: All you need to know about the 18th Asian Games

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By: Sports Desk |
Published: August 12, 2018 4:47:30 pm


A cyclist rides past an installation promoting the upcoming Asian Games, to be held in Jakarta and Palembang. (Source: Reuters)

Asian Games, a multi-sport event for all Asian countries, is set to take place in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2, 2018. This is the 18th edition of the tournament, which first began in 1951 in New Delhi, and it is set to host around 10,000 athletes in 40 sports from 45 countries.

While Indonesia will host the Asian Games for the second time, after the Jakarta Asian Games in 1962, it is the first time that the games are being hosted by two cities together. Organisers are hoping the 2018 edition can surpass the success of the 1962 Games.

The opening and closing ceremonies of the 18th Asian Games will be held at the Gelora Bung…

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