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  • 2018 Asian Games: Opening Ceremony in Gelora Bung Karno Stadium

    On Saturday (18/08) the opening ceremony for the 2018 Asian Games was held in the Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Central Jakarta. It is only the second time in history that Indonesia hosts this event (the first time being in 1962). Between 18 August and 2 September 2018, Asian athletes will compete in nearly 500 events, involving 40 sports disciplines.

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  • Remarkable News Indonesia: Football Stars Facing Immigration Trouble?

    Former Chelsea football stars Michael Essien and Carlton Cole, who both played their first match in Indonesia's League One over the weekend, are facing some difficulty with Indonesian immigration. Essien and Cole, who are in the last phase of their careers, signed for Persib Bandung, one of the top football teams in Indonesia. However, based on media reports, Persib Bandung has not concluded the immigration process in time. As a result both players played their first match without having a work permit.

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  • Football News: Michael Essien Joins Indonesia's Persib Bandung

    Former Chelsea star Michael Essien, 34, signed a one-year contract to join Persib FC, one of the top football teams in Indonesia. Persib FC, which is based in Bandung (West Java), won the League One (formerly known as the Indonesian Super League) in 2014. Ghanaian-born Essien, a "box-to-box" midfielder, who was without a club after leaving Greece's Panathinaikos in 2016, was presented at the Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium in Bandung on Tuesday (14/03).

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  • Suning Holdings Group Acquires Inter Milan from Indonesia's Erick Thohir

    FC Internazionale Milano (or simply Inter Milan) will go into Chinese hands after Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir and former Inter President Massimo Moratti agree to sell a stake in the Italian football club to China-based electronic retailer Suning Commerce Group. Three years ago media tycoon Thohir, founder of the Mahaka Media Group, purchased a 70 percent stake in Inter Milan, a deal worth around 300 million euro. Suning Commerce Group will now acquire a controlling 68.55 percent stake in Inter. Thohir remains as president with a 31 percent stake.

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  • Super Bowl 50 Adds: $5 Million for 30 Seconds of Fame

    This evening at 6:30 pm ET American football fans will be ready to watch the most important game of the year: the Super Bowl. In this year's edition - the 50th edition - the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will face off in front of a worldwide audience and compete for arguably the biggest prize in sports. Considering that there may be around 115 million viewers, big companies may be tempted to buy 30 seconds of time to promote their products. However, they will have to dish out the big bucks; reportedly it be require USD $5 million for a 30-second commercial.

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  • Manchester United Teams Up with Indonesia's YOU C1000 Isotonic Drink

    English Premier League football club Manchester United established a partnership with Indonesia's isotonic drink brand You C1000. Today (27/01) it was announced that both sides will team up in a multi-year deal to expand brand awareness across the Southeast Asian nation. Indonesia, where football is one of the most popular sports, is estimated to be home to 54.5 million followers of Manchester United.

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  • Remarkable News: AS Roma Football Players Denied Entry into Indonesia

    Italian football club AS Roma is frustrated at Indonesian immigration officials after five players were not allowed to enter Indonesia at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Friday (24/07). AS Roma is on a trip to Indonesia (and Australia) as part of the club’s pre-season tour. On Saturday (25/07), the squad takes part in the AS Roma Indonesia Day 2015 in Jakarta, which includes a friendly soccer match. It has not been published why the five AS Roma players were not welcome to enter Indonesian territory.

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  • Jakarta Marathon 2013: Chance to Promote Jakarta in the Global Media

    Seeing marathons being organized in some of the world's largest cities (which gain attention from the global press), the Jakarta administration felt it could not be left behind. On Sunday 27 October 2013, the first ever marathon of Jakarta will be held, with its route passing by some of Jakarta's most famous landmarks, including the National Monument (Monas), the Istiqlal Mosque, the Cathedral Church, Old Batavia, and the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout. The Jakarta marathon also forms the first internationally-recognized marathon in Southeast Asia.

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  • Indonesian Businessman Buys 70% Stake in Football Club Inter Milan

    Indonesian media tycoon Erick Thohir bought a 70 percent stake in football club Inter Milan of Italy. Thohir, one of the richest businessmen in Indonesia and who already holds large stakes in Philadelphia 76 (NBA) and DC United (Major League Soccer), paid about 300 million euro to obtain the 70 percent stake in the three-time European Champions League winner. The deal, which took months to finalize, was announced by Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti. Foreign ownership of football clubs has been a recent phenomenon in Europe.

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  • 2018 Asian Games Special: Indonesia Hosts Games for 2nd Time

    For the second time in history Indonesia hosted the Asian Games (the first time being in 1962). Between 18 August and 2 September 2018 the event was held in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang. While, initially, there had been some concern about whether all infrastructure would be ready before the start of the Games and whether radicals would be eager to attack, at the end of the day everything went rather smoothly even though Indonesia only had two years and four months to prepare itself for the event (after Vietnam pulled out suddenly).

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  • Tour de Flores Cycling Race: Opportunity to Boost Tourism in Indonesia

    In Indonesia media are currently not focused on the Giro d'Italia or the upcoming Tour de France but rather on the Tour de Flores, the first ever cycling race as well as the first ever international sporting event that is organized on the island of Flores in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. Between 18 and 23 May 2016, 160 competitors from 16 countries participate in the Tour de Flores competing for IDR 1 billion (approx. USD $75,000) in prize money over a 743-kilometer track (in five stages) across the island's spectacular landscape.

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