A 40 sport and 462 event programme for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang received final approval during a coffee break after prolonged debate at an Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Executive Board meeting here today.
The chairman of the 2018 Asian Games Organising Committee said he is "confident" everything will be ready in time for the event which begins in exactly a year's time.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo will launch the one-year countdown to the Jakarta 2018 Asian Games on August 18.
The vice-president of Indonesia toured London 2012 Olympic venues as part of preparations for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.
Cricket, skateboarding, sambo and surfing are among sports removed from the programme for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang in order to reduce the burden on Indonesian organisers.
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has confirmed that 42 sports and 484 events will be contested at the 2018 Asian Games, due to be held jointly in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia.
All renovation and development work on the infrastructure needed for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang will be completed by the end of October, it has been claimed.
Roller skating, surfing and soft tennis are among 44 sports proposed for inclusion at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palambang, it was announced today.
Surfing may yet be added to the programme for the 2018 Asian Games after organisers confirmed they were trying to "find a solution" to get the sport included at the event in Jakarta and Palembang.
Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) secretary general Dody Iswandi has reportedly been named as a suspect in a corruption case linked to the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) signed a deal with the Indonesian Asian Games Organising Committee and Ssangyong Information and Communications Corp in 2018 co-host Jakarta.
Skateboarding has been added to the programme for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palambang following a late agreement between organisers and members of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Coordination Commission.
Surfing and skateboarding are set to be left off the Jakarta and Palambang 2018 Asian Games programme despite their recently gained Olympic status - but cricket and bridge are set to feature.
The official logo and mascots for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta have been unveiled during a ceremony at the host city’s Presidential Palace.
Indonesia’s Minister of Public Works and Housing, Basuki Hadimoeljono, has insisted that construction and renovation work will be completed in time for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.