After garnering praise for hosting last year's Asian Games, Indonesia has decided to throw its hat into the Olympic ring. If chosen, it could face competition from India and a joint bid by North and South Korea.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo submitted a bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games in a formal letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), state media reported on Tuesday.
"The IOC acknowledged Indonesia's capability when it hosted the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Paragames," the state-run Antara news agency quoted Muliaman D. Hadad, Indonesia's ambassador to Switzerland, as saying.
"We feel that is a strong foundation."
Competition from India and the Koreas
Indonesia, a G20 member and the world's fourth most-populous nation, could face stiff competition from India and a joint bid by North and South Korea
The IOC is scheduled to announce the 2032 host by the year 2025.
nm/rt (Reuters, DPA)