Representatives of the Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee (Inasgoc) and Ssangyong Information and Communication Corporation after signing a cooperation agreement in Jakarta on Thursday (17/11). (Antara Photo/Reno Esnir)

S. Korean Firm to Manage Information Systems at 2018 Asian Games

BY :HENDRO SITUMORANG

NOVEMBER 18, 2016

Jakarta. The 2018 Asian Games organizing committee has reached an agreement with South Korea's Ssangyong Information and Communications Corporation, or SICC, to establish and operate integrated information systems during the games. The deal was signed in Jakarta on Thursday (17/11).

The games will be hosted by Jakarta and the South Sumatran capital Palembang. SICC will operate a game results system, game information system and all digital facilities at the competition venues.

"Cooperation with SICC is a requirement set by the OCA [Olympic Council of Asia] in the contract. SICC's portfolio includes building game information systems for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon and the London Olympics in 2012," organizing committee deputy director Anton Soebowo told reporters.

SICC has been working with the OCA since the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul and has already managed numerous international sports events.

Organizing committee vice president Gatot Dewa Broto said SICC will collaborate with Indonesian stakeholders to connect the venues to the internet and employing local information technology specialists.

"The OCA has already made a decision on certain things, such as broadcasting and digital scoring boards, apparently reserved for its partners. But we will still see the involvement of Indonesian companies [in the games]," Gatot said.

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