Bern, MINA – Indonesia officially ran to host the 2032 Olympics after the Indonesian Ambassador to Switzerland, Muliaman D. Hadad, submitted an original letter from the Indonesian President to the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC), Mr. Thomas Bach, in Bern.
“This is the right moment to show Indonesia’s capability as a big country. Of course, the experience of Indonesia in 2018 and then organizing the Asian Games should be taken into consideration, “Ambassador Hadad said in a written statement received by MINA, Tuesday.
While Erick Thohir, Chairperson of the Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) confirmed the nomination and was confident that Indonesia would be ready.
“If asked for readiness, I’m sure Indonesia will be ready. The proof, we are able to hold the 2018 Asian Games even though it only has two years and three months of preparation, “Erick said.
According to Erick, the next step after the official submission is that Indonesia must hold an international single event more often as a preparation.
‘One of them, at the basketball branch with Indonesia being the host with the Philippines and Japan for the 2023 Basketball World Cup,” Erick added.
Indonesia as the candidate to host the 2032 Olympics has a good opportunity to demonstrate Indonesia’s economic capacity, especially as the 4th largest population in the world and a member of the G-20.
Previously, President of Indonesia verbally and written conveyed Indonesia’s desire to host the Olympics to the IOC President during his visit to Indonesia in 2018 and received a positive response.
Meanwhile, Mr. Christophe Dubi as the IOC Executive Director also expressed a positive response to the Indonesian application and sought to cooperate further during the Olympic host selection process.
The process of selecting the 2032 Olympics will be held in 2024.
Meanwhile, Tokyo, Paris and Los Angeles have each been designated as Olympic hosts in succession in 2020, 2024 and 2028. (TR/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)