Published: Wed, August 22, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Asian Games prostitute scandal 'slap in the face': Jakarta councilor

Asian Games prostitute scandal 'slap in the face': Jakarta councilor

The OCA reported 10 doping cases at last year's Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat at its weekend meeting on the sidelines of its showpiece event in Indonesia.

"I almost cried, Koreans are calling Jokowi oppa (brother) after watching him riding the bike, and now they want him to give them a ride", one Twitter user posted, while another likened him to a Hollywood star.

As the official sponsor of the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, KT is planning to hold various cheering activities for its athletes including Olympic shooting gold medalist, Jin Jong-oh and other athletes from others sports such as baseball, basketball, hockey and e-sports. The biggest sporting event in Asia is scheduled to take place from August 18th to September 2nd.

It was the first medal for an Indonesian athlete at the under-20 tournament and capped a heady rise for Zohri, who was raised in a bamboo shack and trained barefoot on the beach as a youngster.

About 18,000 athletes and officials from 45 Asian countries will be at the ASIAD, organisers said, looking to make their mark across a range of sports from swimming to sepak takraw and bridge.

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"The Asian Games represent a midterm exam for us in our preparation for the Tokyo Olympics", Chinese delegation general secretary Liu Guoyong said at the Chinese flag-raising ceremony.

South Korean civic group members and others held the "One Korea Festival" in the Indonesian capital where the Asian Games are being held. Besides, athletes who will be competition on August 19 will not be attending opening event and only some of the athletes and coaches will attend the opening event. Of these, India has made a decision to participate in 34 games.

The ceremony in itself is expected to start at 5:30 PM according to the Indian Standard Time.

The other two Asian nations who made it to Russian Federation 2018 - Japan and Saudi Arabia -are in the other half of the draw and on course to meet in the quarter-finals. They have managed to return with at-least a medal in all the nine editions, including a bronze at the 2014 Games at Incheon, South Korea.

Sony Sports Network has the broadcasting rights for the 2018 Asian Games. The Opening Ceremony will be aired live on Sony Ten 2.

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