Indonesia athlete inspires with comeback at Asian Para Games

Indonesian Muhammad Fadli Imamuddin capped off a remarkable comeback from a career-ending motorcycle crash by winning three medals as a cyclist at the 2018 Asian Para Games. Imamuddin, known to his fans as Fadli, scooped gold, silver and bronze with a three-man team in the men’s team sprint event in Jakarta. His win Friday was the ...

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Indonesian runners ‘chased’ by reformed cannibal for prizes at government sponsored race

Indonesian runners ‘chased’ by reformed cannibal for prizes at government sponsored race

Sumanto became infamous in Indonesia in 2003 after he was imprisoned for digging up a corpse and eating its flesh. Fifteen years later he says he's completely reformed from his...

Blind Indonesian judo athlete disqualified for refusing to remove hijab before match at Asian Para Games

Blind Indonesian judo athlete disqualified for refusing to remove hijab before match at Asian Para Games

Officials says it came down to a misunderstanding over a long-standing rule but the coach complained that the prohibition against hijabs had only been put in place the day before.

Persib Bandung to play home games behind closed doors in Kalimantan as punishment for Persija fan’s death

Persib Bandung to play home games behind closed doors in Kalimantan as punishment for Persija fan’s death

The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) today announced multiple sanctions against Persib Bandung.

‘You’d be as brutal as they were’: Sister of slain Persija fan warns against revenge for brother’s death

‘You’d be as brutal as they were’: Sister of slain Persija fan warns against revenge for brother’s death

The tragic death of 23-year-old Persija Jakarta fan Haringga Sirla has undoubtedly upset and angered supporters of the capital’s soccer club, but nobody could feel his loss...

Sports Minister issues ‘final warning’ to Indonesian soccer association over fan death

Sports Minister issues ‘final warning’ to Indonesian soccer association over fan death

The death of Persija Jakarta fan Haringga Sirla at the hands of rivals Persib Bandung supporters has raised questions about whether or not Indonesia’s premier soccer competition...

8 Persib fans named suspects in killing of Persija fan in Bandung, each face at least 5 years in prison

8 Persib fans named suspects in killing of Persija fan in Bandung, each face at least 5 years in prison

The Bandung Police have arrested 16 people in connection with the death of Persija Jakarta fan Haringga Sirla, who was violently attacked and killed by a group of Persib Bandung...

Lone Persija fan savagely beaten to death by Persib Bandung supporters just because he’s from Jakarta: Police

Lone Persija fan savagely beaten to death by Persib Bandung supporters just because he’s from Jakarta: Police

Videos of the assault have gone viral online.

Ratoh Jaroe dancers claim they haven’t been paid for mesmerizing Asian Games opening ceremony performance

Ratoh Jaroe dancers claim they haven’t been paid for mesmerizing Asian Games opening ceremony performance

A dance that awesome deserves financial recognition.

President Jokowi wants free entrance for disabled citizens at Asian Para Games

President Jokowi wants free entrance for disabled citizens at Asian Para Games

Following its success co-hosting the 2018 Asian Games, Jakarta still has one more massive regional sporting event to host in a month’s time: the 2018 Asian Para Games.


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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.