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Indonesia submits bid to IOC for hosting 2032 Olympics

Wednesday, 2019-02-20 07:24:17
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Indonesia’s Debby Susanto won bronze at the 2018 Asian Games. (Photo: Reuters)
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Indonesia has submitted a proposal to host the 2032 Olympics to the International Olympics Committee (IOC) after successfully holding the Asian Games last year.

That would lead Indonesia to compete with India and joint efforts by the Korea Republic and the DPR Korea to win the opportunity.

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Reuters, Xinhua