Indonesian president announces bid for 2032 Olympics

2018 Asian Games - Team Singapore - Pencak Silat - Women Tunggal - Preliminary - Gor Pencak Silat Tmii, Jakarta Cluster, Indonesia - August 25, 2018 - Nurzuhairah Binte Mohd Yazid competes. (Reuters)

Indonesia's president says his country will bid to host the 2032 Olympics following what he says was the success of the Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang over the past two weeks.

Joko "Jokowi" Widodo made the announcement Saturday at a meeting with the presidents of the International Olympic Committee and Asian Olympic Committee.

Jokowi says, "With the experience we have in organizing the 18th Asian Games, we are sure Indonesia can also host a bigger event."

IOC President Thomas Bach says the committee welcomed the candidacy of Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57