Indonesia has submitted a bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, Jakarta’s state news agency Antara announced yesterday.
Indonesia’s ambassador to Switzerland, Muliaman D Hadad, submitted a letter from president Joko Widodo to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last week.
The ambassador was quoted by the news agency, indicating that the IOC has acknowledged Indonesia’s hosting capabilities during last year’s Asian Games and Asian Paragames.
A senior official in the coordinating ministry for human development and culture, Gunawan, has also confirmed the bid.
If Indonesia wins the bid it would become the fourth Asian country to do so, after Japan, China and South Korea. However, this current bid could face competition from India, and a joint bid by North and South Korea.
The IOC will pick the 2032 host by 2025.
Upcoming hosts for the next few Summer Olympics are Tokyo in 2020, Paris in 2024, and Los Angeles in 2028.