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Jakarta Post

Support grows for local sports federations

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 9 2018   /  02:39 am

Following Indonesia’s success at this year’s Asian Games and Asian Para Games — multisport events in which the country exceeded its medal targets — several parties have expressed interest in supporting the country’s sports federations ahead of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines and 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.Youth and Sports Ministry secretary Gatot S. Dewabroto said recently that state-owned and private entities had begun to show interest in funding sports federations because of the country’s success at the Asian Games and Asian Para Games.“There are many business entities that have shown interest in supporting sports federations. The problem is their lack of trust,” Gatot said, referring to a case in which state-owned telecommunications company PT Telkom Indonesia provided funding for the Indonesian Cycling Association (ISSI) for a training program in ...