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Strengthened KONI vital to national sports development: Chief

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Jakarta   /   Fri, July 19, 2019   /  08:46 am
Strengthened KONI vital to national sports development: Chief Marciano Norman (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

Just recently, the National Sports Council (KONI) unanimously elected Marciano Norman as its new chairman amid hopes the sports governing body can do more to help Indonesian athletes perform better on the international stage. The former State Intelligence Agency chief spoke about his plans and strategy with The Jakarta Post’s Primastuti Handayani, Dicky Christanto and Ramadani Saputra.  How will you solve the council’s internal problems and help our athletes prepare for major events in the future? I want to transform KONI into a credible, independent, professional and modern organization. As the new KONI head, I will prioritize settlement of the current internal matters. Internal consolidation matters in this regard. I want to solve the problems first because I do not want them to hinder the realization of my plan to improve KONI as an...