2018 Asian Games Opening Ceremony

Indonesian athletes march during the 2018 Asian Games opening ceremony at Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta on Saturday (18/08). (Reuters Photo/Athit Perawongmetha)

By : JG | on 12:30 PM August 19, 2018
Category : Eyewitness, Multimedia, Photos

The opening ceremony of this year's Asian Games on Saturday evening (18/08) featured Indonesia's various cultures, landscapes and people, as the nation welcomed athletes and supporters from the 45 countries participating in the international multisport event. The ceremony took place at Jakarta's Gelora Bung Karno stadium.

 

This is the second time Indonesia hosts the Asian Games, also having done so in 1962.  (Reuters Photo/Willy Kurniawan) This is the second time Indonesia hosts the Asian Games, also having done so in 1962. (Reuters Photo/Willy Kurniawan)

President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo enters the venue in style. (Reuters Photo/Athit Perawongmetha) President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo enters the venue in style. (Reuters Photo/Athit Perawongmetha)

This time around, the country is welcoming more than 17,000 athletes and officials and around 150,000 supporters from across Asia. (Reuters Photo/Issei Kato) This time around, the country is welcoming more than 17,000 athletes and officials and around 150,000 supporters from across Asia. (Reuters Photo/Issei Kato)

Indonesian athletes attend the opening ceremony. (Reuters Photo/Cathal McNaughton) Indonesian athletes attend the opening ceremony. (Reuters Photo/Cathal McNaughton)

Athletes march. (Reuters Photo/Athit Perawongmetha) Athletes march. (Reuters Photo/Athit Perawongmetha)

The Games' flame is lit. (Reuters Photo/Athit Perawongmetha) The Games' flame is lit. (Reuters Photo/Athit Perawongmetha)

Artists perform traditional Indonesian dances. (Reuters Photo/Issei Kato) Artists perform traditional Indonesian dances. (Reuters Photo/Issei Kato)

The Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee has invited 30,000 guests to the opening ceremony (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) The Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee has invited 30,000 guests to the opening ceremony (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)


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