Back to OCA. According to Indonesian news agency Antara , thousands of people lined the streets of the route as it passed through the Eastern area of Jakarta. Jakarta is the final stop on the Asian Games Torch Relay, an 18, kilometres journey which began in Yogyakarta on July In total, it will have travelled through 54 cities in 18 provinces of the vast archipelago of Indonesia. Former world champion Schweitzer battles into repechage final in El Sunzal. At the Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round.
Asian Games 2018 Torch Relay begins its journey from New Delhi
Asian Games Torch Relay begins its journey from New Delhi | Indian Olympic Association
Indonesia, which originally finished second in the bid, was considered as the strongest replacement candidate and eventually awarded the rights amid the games. Surabaya , the city put forward during the bid, was replaced by Jakarta and Palembang, having hosted the Southeast Asian Games together. For the first time, the Summer Asian Games were co-hosted by two cities; the Indonesian capital of Jakarta which was hosting the Games for the first time since , and Palembang, the capital of the South Sumatra province. Events were held in and around the two cities, including venues in Bandung and the provinces of West Java and Banten. Several non-Olympic events were trimmed from the event programme, but several new disciplines being introduced at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo including 3-on-3 basketball were added. China led the medal tally for the tenth consecutive time. North and South Korea fielded a unified team during the opening ceremony and selected events, and also won their first-ever gold medal as a unified team at a multi-sport event.
The flame will be generated from a parabolic mirror directed straight at the sun. It was organized by Detail Communication Creative Agency who responsible for safekeeping, handling ceremonies and relay for the event itself from India through all the locations in Indonesia. On 18 July , a ceremony took place in Brahma field by the 9th century Hindu temple of Prambanan near Yogyakarta , where the torch's flame from India were fused together with an Indonesian natural eternal flame taken from Mrapen , Central Java.