Indonesian ambassador welcomes athletes, officers for Tokyo Olympics

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesian Ambassador to Japan Heri Akhmadi and his staff welcomed Indonesian athletes and the supporting teams for the Tokyo Olympics at Tokyo’s Narita Airport, Japan, on Sunday. The Indonesian contingent consisted of 13 athletes and 11 coaches from five sports, namely archery (4 athletes), weightlifting (4), shooting (1), swimming (2), and surfing (1+1 reserve athlete) , and 4 supporting teams, Chef de Mission (CdM) Rosan P Roeslani, and Chair of the Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) Sapta Oktohari. Ambassador Akhmadi said he was proud of the Indonesian Olympic…

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Bubble system applied during Papua’s PON National Games: minister

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The government has hinted at going ahead with the convening of Papua’s 2021 PON National Games and adopting a bubble system for the safety of competing sports teams amid the COVID-19 pandemic situation. During a virtual press conference in which ANTARA participated in Jakarta on Tuesday, Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali confirmed about the implementation of the bubble system to also be applied at the Tokyo Olympic Games. “We can take a cue from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 that will commence in the near future…

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Be Good Ambassadors, President Kenyatta Tasks Tokyo Olympics Team

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on the national team to the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics to represent the country well by being good brand ambassadors. The President told the contingent of 113 athletes to uplift Kenya’s reputation in the community of nations by being disciplined and carrying themselves with dignity. “I ask you to be great ambassadors of our country. I expect you to work hard and together as Team Kenya towards building a stronger sporting sector and to bring glory to your country which I believe thereafter will inspire and…

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Jokowi releases Indonesian contingent for Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games

Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) released the Indonesian contingent for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games during a virtual ceremony held in the front yard of the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Thursday. The contingent comprises 28 athletes and 17 officials that will compete in the Olympic Games to be held on July 23 to August 10, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. “People are waiting for you to return home with medals and make us proud. I hope your struggle will bring victory,” Jokowi emphasized. The contingent was led by chef…

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Minister virtually announces Indonesian contingent for Tokyo Olympics

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Youth and Sports Minister, Zainudin Amali, announced the names of Indonesian athletes who will compete at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics at an online event on Thursday. The event, which was held on a virtual platform in a bid to control crowding and COVID-19 infection risk, was attended by Indonesian Olympic Committee chairman (KOI) Raja Sapra Oktohari, chef de mission Rosan P Roeslani, Central Indonesian Sports Council chairman (KONI), National Sports Federation chairman, and athletes and coaches, who joined the inauguration from National Training Centers (Pelatnas). “I, Zainudin…

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Indonesia could be second choice for 2032 Olympic host: Thohir

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia will stand a chance to be chosen as host of the 2023 Olympics if Brisbane, Australia, does not get the necessary votes during the 183rd IOC Session, International Olympic Committee member Erick Thohir said. Thohir, who is also Indonesia’s State-owned Enterprises (SOE) Minister, made the statement in response to the IOC Executive Council proposing Brisbane as the host of the 2032 Olympics at the recommendation of the Future Olympic Host Commission. Thohir emphasized that it was just a proposal since the decision could only be confirmed…

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