Indonesia outlines strategy for sports development

Jakarta, Aug 24 (IANS) Indonesia President Joko Widodo on Wednesday stressed on the development of sports which have the potential to garner medals at international championships, including badminton, archery and weightlifting.

“Prioritise development of games which have already shown achievements,” President Widodo said at the State Palace after congratulating the country’s medallists at the Rio Olympics, including the gold medallists in the badminton mixed doubles.

In addition to that one gold medal, Indonesia also collected one silver medal and one bronze medal in weightlifting competitions at the Olympics, improving from the achievement at the Olympics in 2012, during which only one silver medal and one bronze medal were secured, reports Xinhua.

Widodo added that the development “includes the improvements of facilities, infrastructure and training camps”.

“If it is better undertaken with a long strategy, more gold medals will be able to be garnered,” he said.

Widodo said that he had coordinated with the sports minister on how to materialise the new strategy.


    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

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