Asian Games: Clock ticking but Indonesia on track to deliver

ERICK THOHIR, the Asian Games' chief local organiser
ERICK THOHIR, the Asian Games' chief local organiser

In two days, more than 17,000 athletes, coaches and other officials will descend on Jakarta, to participate in what is easily the biggest sporting event after the Olympics.

But delays and budget cutbacks have meant Erick Thohir, the Asian Games' coordinator, had a fraction of the time and the money to pull off the event in a city with a reputation for dysfunction.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 16, 2018, with the headline 'Clock ticking but Indonesia on track to deliver'. Print Edition | Subscribe