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Jakarta Post

KONI has ‘plan B’ for uncontested PON sports

  • Primastuti Handayani and Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 8, 2019   /  09:48 am
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Cyclists compete in the men's elite omnium IV - 25 kilometers points race during the 2019 Asian Track Cycling Championship at the Jakarta International Velodrome in Rawamangun, East Jakarta on Jan. 11.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

The Indonesian Sports Council (KONI) has come up with an alternative plan for sports that are unlikely to be contested in the 2020 National Games (PON), given the limited infrastructure in host province Papua. The sports are cycling, table tennis, bridge, gateball, water skiing, golf, sport dance, petanque, woodball and soft tennis. The two-week games are set to be held in Jayapura city and regency as well as Mimika regency in October and November, 2020. Youth and Sports Ministry secretary Gatot S. Dewa Broto said the main plan to accommodate the sports was to revise a government regulation on the games.  “Now we are waiting for the revision of Government Regulation No. 17/2007 on PON to be signed by President Joko Widodo,” said Gatot. The revision will enable more than one province to host the games. Should the expected revision not materialize, KONI c...