The 18th Asian Games(also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018) kicks off in Indonesian city of Jakarta. Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared the games open. The Indian contingent of 804-member participates in the games. The Indian flag was held by Neeraj Chopra. The pan-Asian multi-sport event is being held from 18 August to 2 September , 2018. For the first time, the Asian games are being co-hosted in two cities - Jakarta (Indonesia's capital city) and Palembang (capital of South Sumatra province). The opening and closing ceremonies of the games will be held at Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta.
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