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Indonesia Diverts Focus to Tokyo Olympics After ASEAN Para Games Postponed Due to Corona Virus

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Indonesia Diverts Focus to Tokyo Olympics After ASEAN Para Games Postponed Due to Corona VirusIndonesia Diverts Focus to Tokyo Olympics After ASEAN Para Games Postponed Due to Corona Virus

News24xx.com - The Indonesian team has rearranged its focus on the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this year after the ASEAN Para Games in the Philippines were postponed indefinitely due to fears of a new corona virus (COVID-19).

The country, however, is ready to turn its attention to preparations for Para Games after the Philippines announced a new date for the biennial event.

Indonesia has allocated Rp. 143.2 billion (US $ 10.4 million) to hold training camps for the Olympics, Asian Games and Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

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The budget is for a four-year training program which includes the Olympics and Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, the 2021 SEA Olympics, the 2022 Asian Olympics and the 2024 Olympics in Paris, the Ministry of Youth and Sports said in a statement on Tuesday.

"We are expected to use Rp 99 billion for Olympic sports training camps, while Rp 44 billion will be allocated for sports camps displayed at the 2022 Olympics, 2024 Olympics and 2021 SEA Games," the statement said.

The Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) will receive a budget of Rp. 18.6 billion for its camp, the Indonesian Weightlifting, Weight Lifting and Bodybuilding Association (PABBSI) will receive Rp. 10 billion and the Indonesian Volleyball Association (PBVSI) will receive Rp. 3.2 billion . .

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For the Paralympics, the government has allocated Rp. 80 billion for training camps.

"The budget [IDR 80 billion] is allocated for the Paralympic and ASEAN Para Games training camps [2020].

"However, because of the delay we prioritize the use of the budget for the Paralympics. After the Philippines announced the new date for Para Games 2020, we will return to the previous budgetary arrangement, "the ministry said.


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