New additions at the 2018 games are bridge – a card game, Indonesian martial art pencak silat, jujitsu, paragliding, jet ski and mountain climbing.

On the other hand, cricket, which was at the last two Asian Games, is being dropped after the OCA complained that major sides had failed to send full-strength squads.

The number of sports is three higher than at the 2014 games in Incheon of the Republic of Korea, despite the event's enormous size having sparked criticism in the past. It also surpasses the 33 sports planned for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Indonesia was chosen to be the host after Vietnam’s withdrawal in April 2014. The Asian Games 2018 will be held from August 18th to September 2nd, with most events slated for Jakarta and Palembang.

The country hosted the Asian Games in 1962 and Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in 2011.

The Asian Games 2018 athletes’ village is currently under construction with estimated cost of IDR1.2 billion (over USD10 million), which is expected to complete later this year./.