The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games, also known as Jakarta – Palembang in 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sports event, from August 18 to September 2, 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Held in Palembang.
For the first time, the Asian Games was held in two cities; the Indonesian capital Jakarta (the first Olympic Games since 1962) and the Palembang, the capital of South Sumatra. The event will be held in and around the two cities, including the venues of Bandung, West Java and Banten. The opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games will be held at the main stadium of Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta.
In addition, e-sports and canoe polo will also be used for the first time as a demonstration sport. E-sports is expected to become the medal event of the 2022 Asian Games.
The main body of the emblem is the groola poncano stadium, among which is a shining sun, symbolizing the unity and ability of people across Asia.
The Jakarta Asian Games mascot is a cartoon image based on three unique Indonesian wild animals. The three animals are the Bing Bhin, the one-horned rhinoceros, and the Atung.
These three animals represent the three regions of Indonesia and reflect the sense of national unity.The Beng “Bhin Bhin Bhin” is mainly distributed in the eastern part of Indonesia. It is famous for its beautiful feathers and is a symbol of wisdom. The “Ika” one-horned rhinoceros comes from the western part of Indonesia and is a symbol of strength. The last Barbados deer “Atung”, also known as the Ba Island dolphins, is a unique deer on the island of Bavean in Indonesia and is a symbol of speed.
“Energy of Asia” is the slogan of the Asian Games. It represents the energy that each of Asia exudes, breaking through the limits of Asians through the potential of everyone in Asia, and this meaning is very important to Asians.
Asian Games Torch
On July 17, the 18th Asian Games torch arrived in Indonesia from India and began to pass through Indonesia. At 8 o’clock in the morning, the Indonesian Air Force plane carrying the torch was escorted by five trainers and landed at the airport in Yogyakarta, the central city of Java. Indonesian badminton star Wang Lianxiang was the torch relay ambassador and took the Asian Games torch out of the cabin. The 18th Asian Games torch was lit in New Delhi, India on the 15th, where it was the first Asian Games in 1951. The first stop of the torch relay will be from Yogyakarta to the other major city of Soro, the city of Java. The Asian Games torch will be delivered in 53 cities in Indonesia, and finally arrive in Jakarta, Indonesia, before the opening of the Asian Games on August 15.