Indonesia set to host MotoGP in 2021 at Mandalika Circuit, soon to be built in Lombok

Great news for Indonesian MotoGP fans — in 2 years, you won’t have to fly somewhere like France, Japan or Malaysia to watch a race up close and in person.

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Indonesia officially enters race to host 2032 Olympics

Indonesia officially enters race to host 2032 Olympics

Among the other heavyweight countries Indonesia will have to contend with to earn the 2032 hosting duties are Germany, Australia and India, as well as a joint bid from North and...

WATCH: ABC News documentary goes deep into the violent world of Indonesian soccer hooligan culture

WATCH: ABC News documentary goes deep into the violent world of Indonesian soccer hooligan culture

Titled “Inside the world's most dangerous football league”, the doc sheds light on how extreme soccer fanaticism can lead to extreme violence in Indonesia.

Persija Jakarta striker Marko Simic faces allegations of sexual assault on flight to Australia

Persija Jakarta striker Marko Simic faces allegations of sexual assault on flight to Australia

Marko Simic, star striker for the Indonesian capital’s soccer club, Persija Jakarta, has been accused of indecently touching a woman without her consent on a flight from Bali to...

Indonesian police inspect Nike factory in search for Air Max shoes allegedly containing the word ‘Allah’ on sole

Indonesian police inspect Nike factory in search for Air Max shoes allegedly containing the word ‘Allah’ on sole

Over the past week, Muslims all over the world have been pressuring Nike to redesign the logo on the soles of their Nike Air Max shoes because it allegedly resembles the Arabic...

Soccer superfan Ronaldikin, Indonesian doppelganger of Brazil legend Ronaldinho, passes away at 49

Soccer superfan Ronaldikin, Indonesian doppelganger of Brazil legend Ronaldinho, passes away at 49

His uncanny resemblance to the Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldinho led him to star in various commercials and TV shows

Dreaming of Milan: Photo of Indonesian kids playing at ‘San Siro’ goes viral

Dreaming of Milan: Photo of Indonesian kids playing at ‘San Siro’ goes viral

The pic, captured by a photographer in Makassar, was also liked by an AC Milan player

Indonesian politician promises Barcelona legend Ronaldinho to guest star in soccer tournament, sets sights on Messi

Indonesian politician promises Barcelona legend Ronaldinho to guest star in soccer tournament, sets sights on Messi

The Indonesian province of South Sumatra may soon be graced with the presence of soccer deities Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi, according to former Governor Alex Noerdin, who is...

Sucker punch and flying dragon kick: Brawl erupts during boxing match in Indonesia (Video)

Sucker punch and flying dragon kick: Brawl erupts during boxing match in Indonesia (Video)

The fight will probably forever be remembered for the chaos that ensued right after the match ended.

4 more teenagers sentenced to 3-4 years in prison for murder of Persija fan Haringga Sirla

4 more teenagers sentenced to 3-4 years in prison for murder of Persija fan Haringga Sirla

Four more people have been convicted for the brutal murder of Persija Jakarta fan Haringga Sirla in Bandung, and, like the first two accused who were already convicted, they are...


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Coconuts Jakarta Sports

Despite Indonesia having never won anything of importance in the international scene, the most popular sport in Jakarta is undoubtedly football. Yet football fanaticism in the capital, particularly by supporters of local club Persija, has reared its ugly head on several occasions, as matches against rival teams from other cities can bring out the worst of vandalizing hooligans. But sport remains an important way to unwind for Jakartans in this hustle and bustle city. Open space, such as sports fields and courts, is limited, so many sporting activities take place in sports complexes like the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium or in many smaller ones in neighborhoods around the capital.