Indonesian lion dance majorly contributes to sports tourism : KONI

The lion dance performance, or barongsai, hugely contributes to driving the country’s sports tourism, National Sports Committee (KONI) Chairman Marciano Norman stated here on Friday. Norman suggested to the Indonesian Lion Dance Federation Board Management (PB FOBI) to regularly hold events in order to produce great lion dance athletes. He also advised the PB FOBI to be collaborative in improving governance in the organization. Barongsai, or lion dance, holds a special value that supports Indonesian sports tourism development, he affirmed. Hence, he asserted that some special events that synergize with the regional…

Read More

Sports paramount for children’s character development: ministry

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology has highlighted the importance of exercising for children’s character development. “Doing sports is one of the ways to improve the relationship between parents and children. Sports also help build noble personalities in children,” Director of Elementary School Development at the ministry Sri Wahyuningsih remarked here on Wednesday Sports can teach children to synergize and respect one another as well as develop a playful mentality, she said. Therefore, parents need to ensure their children are physically active through sports, she added. “Early-age occurrences of good…

Read More

WADA’s sanction to be revoked at start of February: KOI

Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) Chairman Raja Sapta Oktohari made assurance that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will immediately revoke the sanctions against the Indonesian Anti-Doping Agency (LADI) at the start of February. This assurance is based on WADA’s official letter, signed by Head of WADA’s Compliance Unit, Emiliano Simonell, and was sent to LADI on Friday, January 14. “According to WADA’s official letter sent on Friday concerning issues related to the sanction given to Indonesia, they stated that as of the start of February, this sanction will be revoked,” he…

Read More

Football Association encourages women players to compete overseas

The All-Indonesia Football Association (PSSI) urged Indonesian women national team players to have a career overseas in order to develop their skills and increase their experience. “We hope as much as possible to play outside of Indonesia, especially in Europe,” PSSI’s Secretary General, Yunus Nusi, noted here on Wednesday. Players that compete overseas are deemed to have a positive impact on the Indonesian national team. To this end, the PSSI felt a sense of gratitude when a woman national team player, Shalika Aurelia Viandrisa, joined the Roma Calcio Femminile in…

Read More

IBF opens, to prepare players for FIBA Asia Cup

The Indonesian Basketball Festival (IBF), a series of championships for preparing athletes for the FIBA Asia Cup from July 12–24, 2022, was officially launched by its organizers on Tuesday. The goal of IBF is not only to find young talents but also to encourage and promote basketball throughout the regions, as Indonesia will hold the FIBA Asia Cup 2022 soon, FIBA Asia Cup acting chairman Junas Miradiarsyah said here on Tuesday. “The IBF is a series (of matches that will serve as preparation) towards the FIBA Asia Cup. Hopefully, basketball…

Read More

Striving to include pencak silat in Olympics

The 15th National Conference of the Indonesian Pencak Silat Association (IPSI) in Bogor on December 15-18, 2021, was themed “Indonesia is advancing, Pencak Silat is aiming for the Olympics.” Realizing a big dream is not impossible, though a long path has to be walked, akin to what the case was for taekwondo and karate before they were officially held at the Olympics. The attempt to include pencak silat as an Olympics sports must be supported by all Indonesian people since the martial art is the nation’s heritage that showcases the…

Read More