2011 Southeast Asian Games

2011 Southeast Asian Games

2011 Southeast Asian Games

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The 26th Southeast Asian Games will be held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia in November 2011. Indonesia's fourth time to host the SEA Games, it last hosted the Games in 1997. Parallel to the SEA Games, the 6th ASEAN ParaGames for physically disabled athletes, begins 2 weeks after the SEA Games ends, with competition in the same sport venues.

The capital city of Jakarta has been the host of Southeast Asian Games for three times, namely in 1979, 1987, and 1997.Palembang will be the third SEA Games host city that is not the national capital, after Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Organization

Organizing committee

The Indonesia , or Inasoc, is the organizing body for the games. It was also the organizing committee for the 2011 ASEAN ParaGames. The President of Inasoc is Rita Subowo, who is also the President of Indonesia Olympic Committee, and Rahmat Gobel, an Indonesian entrepreneur and the President of Panasonic Gobel Indonesia becomes the director-general.

Costs

Indonesian Government Budget of 2010 gives a total of 350 billion rupiahs (± US$38.7 million) for the games, while the budget of 2011 gives a total of 2.1 trillion rupiahs (± US$230 million).

According to Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports, Andy Mallarangeng, the government of Indonesia added 1 trillion rupiahs (± US$110 million) from the government budget, including 600 billions from the budget...
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