2018 Jakarta / Palembang Asian Games

The 2018 Asian Games will be the 18th event held. Hanoi in northern Vietnam withdrew as hosts for the 2019 Asian Games, which was then awarded to Jakarta in Indonesia, and brought forward one year to 2018, to be held from August 18 till September 2, 2018.

For the first time, the Asian Games are being co-hosted in two cities; the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, and Palembang, the capital of South Sumatra province. Jakarta has hosted the Games once before, in 1962.

At the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, there will be 462 medal events in 40 sports.

The mascots for the 2018 Aisan Games are the bird of paradise Bhin Bhin, single-horned rhinoceros Kaka and Bawean deer Atung.

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