Organised by the Olympic Council of Asia, the 18th Asian Games is a pan-Asian multi-sport event that will be held from 18th August to 2nd September 2018 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang – the first time the Asian Games have been co-hosted between two cities.
The opening and closing ceremonies of the Games will be held at Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta, with additional events held at venues in Bandung in the province of West Java. All 45 members of the Olympic Council of Asia are scheduled to participate in the games.
A total of 462 events, covering 40 Sporting disciplines are scheduled, including badminton, volleyball, sailing, gymnastics, footballs, tennis, wrestling, archery and athletics, among many others. For the first time, eSports and canoe polo will also be contested as a demonstration sport; eSports is set to become a medal event at the 2022 Asian Games.
The motto of the games – which is also the title of the official logo – is ‘Energy of Asia’, modelled on Gelora Bung Karno Stadium and intended to symbolize unity among Asian countries.