ASIAD 2018: Closing ceremony delivers unity message
The 18th Asian Games closed in a glittering ceremony in Jakarta on Sunday. Athletes, who marched at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium, were not grouped by their country, but by the sport to show unity, which represents the energy of Asia.
Addressing the event, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, as the chairman of the steering council of the 2018 Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee, hoped all the athletes had unforgettable memories in this year's ASIAD. Al-Fahad al-Sabah, the head of the Olympic Council of Asia praised the success of this year's ASIAD and hoped for the success of the next event. Indonesian President Joko Widodo delivered a speech via a televised broadcast.
The ASIAD flag and torch was handed to China, which will host the next Asian Games in 2022 in Hangzhou.