JAKARTA, NNC -- President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach in Jakarta, Sunday (9/2/2018), stated that Indonesia has a good position and opportunity to hold the grand Olympic sports party.
In a press conference at the 2018 Asian Games Media Center, JCC, Jakarta, Sunday (9/2), Bach gave positive praises for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta - Palembang and said that it was a good capital for Indonesia to hold a sports party as big as the Olympics.
"With the success of the Asian Games, you have proven that you can do it," Bach said.
Also with the Asian Games, Bach claimed he saw the spirit of the Indonesian people towards the world of sports
"For me it was a very positive surprise, I didn't think I could see the enthusiasm for sports like that. I have talked to many people and everyone is happy. That's why I am very confident if the holding if the Olympics in 2032 would be in Indonesia, the Olympic spirit will be very life," Bach said.
Another reason for Indonesia's excellence as one of the countries that ran to be the host of the 2032 Olympics was its young age.
As a country that has not yet reached a century of independence, Indonesia is seen as having a vibrant young generation and plenty of room to develop.
So does Indonesia have a good opportunity to hold the 2032 Olympics? "With your young people, you have a good position ... and to answer your questions, yes, I think Indonesia will have a good opportunity," Bach said.
Earlier on Saturday (9/1), Bach met President Joko Widodo at the Bogor Palace.
On that occasion, President Joko Widodo stated in front of Bach that Indonesia is ready to run as the host of the 2032 Summer Olympics, which received positive responses from Bach and Asian Olympic Council President, Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, as quoted by Antara.