Asian Games in Indonesia to feature 39 sports

The Asian Games in Indonesia will feature 39 sports, more than at the last event in South Korea, with some unusual additions including bridge, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said Friday. But cricket, which was at the last two Asian Games, is being dropped after the OCA complained that major sides had failed to send

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After Portugal soccer stint, Aceh tsunami survivor Martunis returns to Indonesia to become a cop

It looks like the fairytale of Aceh tsunami survivor Martunis is nearing its end, at least in terms of his soccer

After Portugal soccer stint, Aceh tsunami survivor Martunis returns to Indonesia to become a cop

Ex-English Premier League players Essien and Cole caught without proper work permits after first Indonesian league game

Michael Essien and Carlton Cole are facing problems in Indonesia after their new club admitted it had not obtained work permits for the ex-English Premier League

Ex-English Premier League players Essien and Cole caught without proper work permits after first Indonesian league game

Indonesia aims to wrap up Asian Games preparations by year-end

Indonesia hopes to complete preparations to host the 2018 Asian Games by the end of this year, Vice President Jusuf Kalla said, shrugging off concerns over a corruption probe and...

Indonesia aims to wrap up Asian Games preparations by year-end

Ex-Chelsea star Michael Essien joins Indonesia’s Persib Bandung in shock move

Former Chelsea, AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien has signed with Indonesia's Persib Bandung, the club announced Tuesday, the highest-profile player to join a...

Ex-Chelsea star Michael Essien joins Indonesia’s Persib Bandung in shock move

Asian Games: Indonesia shrugs off graft, organisation woes

With 18 months to go until the start of the world's biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics, the flurry of early problems has sparked worries in a country with a chequered...

Asian Games: Indonesia shrugs off graft, organisation woes

Indonesia faces ‘huge’ challenges to prepare for 2018 Asian Games: OCA

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) warned Monday that Indonesia faces "huge" challenges to prepare for the 2018 Asian Games, criticizing a lack of coordination between different...

Indonesia faces ‘huge’ challenges to prepare for 2018 Asian Games: OCA

Government confident that they can finish construction on competition venues in time for 2018 Asian Games

The transportation upgrades are a different

Government confident that they can finish construction on competition venues in time for 2018 Asian Games

5 cool things to do in Jakarta (Jan 13-16)

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5 cool things to do in Jakarta (Jan 13-16)

Old clashes with new as Indonesian weightlifters go for gold

Inside a spartan weightlifting gym in Indonesia, teenagers chalk their hands, grit their teeth and thrust faded metal barbells above their heads, hopeful of Olympic

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.