SURABAYA, NNC - East Java is ready to become one of the companion locations for the 2032 Olympics.
"East Java, especially the City of Surabaya can be a companion location for Jakarta to host the Olympics," said Head of the Youth and Sports Service of East Java, Supratomo to reporters in Surabaya, Wednesday (9/5/2018).
According to him, the infrastructure facilities in East Java are considered feasible and ready to hold matches on an international scale, including other supporting facilities. He cited several venues or sports arenas in Surabaya, such as Thor Field for athletics, hockey fields, softball and baseball fields, including soccer stadiums and others.
Not only that, the quality of athletes from East Java should not be doubted because they have proven themselves at the international level, namely the 18th Asian Games.
From the total achievement of 31 gold medals, East Java athletes successfully contributed 11 gold medals or 30 percent of all gold medals collected by the Indonesian contingent, including an additional 24 silver and 43 bronze.
"In general, we strongly support the wishes of the Central Government to host the largest sporting event in the world in 2032. The success of the 2018 Asian Games is evidence of the quality of this country. We hope that the Olympics can be held in Indonesia and (East Java) is ready," he said, as quoted by Antara.