The much- awaited 2018 Asian Games, also called the officially Jakarta Palembang 2018, is all set to start from 18th August 2018 to 2nd September 2018. Officially known as the 18th Asian Games, the venue for the pan- Asian multi-sport event this year is in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
Indian contributions beyond games: The Asian Games torch was lighted at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in New Delhi, India which is the place where first Asian Games were held. After being transported by an aircraft, and then paraded across 12 provinces and 36 districts, from 18 July to 18 August using cars, ships, and aircraft the Asian games torch arrived in Jakarta on 15th August 2018.
With a count of 42 sports, 10 sports like Paragliding, Rock Climbing, Kurash, Sambo, Jiu Jitsu, Pencak Silat, Jet Skiing, 3 on 3 Basketball, Bridge, and Rollersport (skateboarding and roller skating) are new in it.
Let’s hope against all hopes to bring medals back home! Goodluck to the athletes and players.