Why Indonesia Wants to Host 2036 Olympics?

Summary

President Joko Widodo wants to hold the upcoming 2036 Olympics in the Nusantara capital city (IKN), East Kalimantan, alluding that sports can bring world peace. " I, as the chair of the 2022 G20 Presidency, along with other leaders, emphasize the important role of sports for health and a tool to unite the world, especially now," Jokowi said on Wednesday.

Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali backed Jokowi's plan, saying that Indonesia's preparation to hold the Olympics is underway. He claimed that Indonesia is familiar with holding international sporting events, such as the 2018 Asian Games, 2018 Asian Para Games, World Superbike, and MotoGP in Mandalika. "Having successfully held these world-class events, we are ready to meet the requirements," Amali said on Thursday. International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said that Indonesia's experiences would be important assets in bidding for the 2036 Olympics.

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