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Jakarta Post

Games end, RI champion

  • Niken Prathivi and Irawaty Wardani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 23 2011   /  08:32 am

Fanfare over: Athletes and officials gather at the closing ceremony of the 26th SEA Games in Palembang, South Sumatra, on Tuesday. Myanmar will host the upcoming 2013 Games. Antara/Rosa PanggabeanAnother extravagant showpiece was laid on by the organizers of the 26th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games with the closing ceremony at Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium in Palembang, South Sumatra.

Vice President Boediono said the true winners of the Games were all those participating at the event. He also expressed his condolences to the families of two supporters who died at the soccer final between the host team and Malaysia.

β€œIn the SEA Games, we have showcased our achievements to the world,” Boediono said in his speech. β€œHowever, in the midst of our joyous festivities, two supporters died. On behalf of the government and myself personally, I express my deepest condolences.”