The Asian Games 2018 have been officially opened by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, JokoWidodo. Various interesting events were presented at the opening ceremony which was held at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium, Jakarta, Saturday (8/18) night.
In his short speech, Erick Thohir as chairman of the committee of the Asian Games 2018 gave a welcome greeting in Indonesia to all contingents of participating countries. Uniquely, Erick Thohir called Indonesia as a Land of Diversity. “Welcome to the Land of Diversity,” he said in front of tens of thousands of eyes.
Diversity, the diversity that spreads between Asian countries, according to Erick Thohir, can be an energy to unite, peace, and move together in one harmony. The Chairman of the committee ofthe Indonesian Sports invited that the Asian Games will be a party where Asian countries celebrate all diversities.
“Let’s celebrate diversity, celebrate differences, celebrate humanity, transmit diverse energy into one unity, one harmony,” he said.
At the end of his speech, Erick Thohir invited all athletes to compete with sportsmanship at the biggest sports party in Asia.