IOC President Awarded Indonesia For Asian Beach Games

Jimbaran (10/21/08) – The president of the International Olympic Council (IOC) Jacques Rogge awarded Indonesia for the success of the games from the Sea of Asia.

The award was given to Rita Sobowo as the Indonesian Committee for Sports and National Olympic Committee president on Monday (20/10) at the Intercontinental Hotel, Jimbaran, Bali.

Also attending the ceremony were the president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, along with other international organizations, representatives of sports federations.

The president of the IOC was impressed with the fact that Indonesia could organize games of beach Asia, despite the global economic crisis. “This is something that is worthwhile given to adding the fact that the last time Indonesia hosted a similar event was 46 years ago,” citing as Rita said Rogge.

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