Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018 has kicked off at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesian on Saturday evening, August 18, 2018.
Indonesian President Jako Widodo inaugurated the Asian Games amidst a grand ceremony. Over 40,000 people observed the opening ceremony at the Bung Stadium that featured diverse culture of Indonesia.
The event will feature different sports activities in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2, 2018.
This is the first time that Nepal is participating in maximum 29 games in the ASIAD – 23 games will be held in the capital city Jakarta and 6 in Palembang.
Altogether, 285 including 185 players (Men 129 and Women 65), 48 coaches, 24 managers, 27 officials and an analyst are participating in the Asian Games, according to National Sports Council (NSC).
Nepal has been continuously participating in the ASIAD since 1953, except in the year 1954 (Philippines) and (1962) Indonesia.
(Photo Courtesy: National Sports Council)