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2016 Pekan Olahraga Nasional

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Host city  Bandung
Opening ceremony  17 September 2016
Events  44 sports
Closing ceremony  29 September 2016
2016 Pekan Olahraga Nasional
Motto  Berjaya di Tanah Legenda (Glory in Land of Legends)
Ceremony venue  Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium

2016 Pekan Olahraga Nasional is the nineteenth edition of Pekan Olahraga Nasional. It will be held in Bandung, West Java in 2016. It will be the first time for Indonesia's third largest city of Bandung to host the games in more than forty years. Bandung hosted the fifth edition of Pekan Olahraga Nasional in 1961.

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Bids

West Java was given the rights to host the 2016 Pekan Olahraga Nasional by acclamation of the members of National Sports Committee of Indonesia. Banten was the only other applicant which submitted its bid for the games. North Sulawesi showed its interest in hosting, but later decided to cancel it.

Venues

Events will take place in 68 venues, each venues will be feature in 16 cities and regencies of West Java Province.

Sports

The 2016 edition will feature more sports than the previous edition. 44 sports and 12 demonstration sports will be held in various venues scattered around West Java.

Demonstration Sports

  • 3-on-3 basketball
  • Lion dance
  • Handball (2)
  • Gateball
  • Korfball
  • Muay Thai
  • Pétanque
  • Rafting (16)
  • Rugby sevens (2)
  • Soft tennis
  • Woodball (14)
  • Yongmoodo
  • Medal table

    A total of 2501 medals—763 gold, 758 silver, and 980 bronze&mdahs;were awarded to athletes.

    Key

    Concerns and controversies

    The Games were marred with controversies in the competition itself and other non-competition related aspects. At least 15 of the 44 sports contested faced problems involving unfair judging, intimidating supporters, or sudden change of rules. Boycott from other provinces also occurred in judo and synchronized swimming.

    References

    2016 Pekan Olahraga Nasional Wikipedia


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