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    PON 2016 Expected Become the National Sports Awakening


    JAKARTA - National Sports (PON) XIX will be held in West Java province in September 2016. West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) hope through this multi event is expected to be a revival of national sport. So that as a country with the 4th largest population in the world, Indonesia being able to have achievements in accordance with its number of human resource.

    "PON should be an awakening Indonesia sport, because the portion number of people in line with the sporting achievements, such as China, United States, and Russia with a big population then directly proportional to the achievement. As the 4th population in the world, we should accomplishments in the range of numbers 4, 5, or 6,” said Aher in Jakarta, Tuesday (24/11). It is in accordance with the tag line of PON XIX / 2016 "Berjaya in the Land of Legend”.

    PON XIX/2016 West Java will be held on September 9-21 2016. This sports multi event will plays 44 sports and compete for 753 medals, that's why PON 2016 touted as the biggest sporting event in the world.

    "The number of sport branches contested are 44, and the number of medals are 753. This is a biggest sports multi event, even in Olympics have no many numbers of medals grabbing up compared to PON. This is incredible,” said the governor.

    While in the venue progress, governor was familiarly called Aher said the readiness venue for PON in 2016 will reach 85% - 90% by the end of 2015. He also targeted the physical construction of the venue in June 2016 has been completed.

    “We have been prepared the venue. Insha Allah it will be completed between 85 to 90 percent in December 2015. And the remaining of 10 to 15 percent we will finished at the beginning of 2016, and maximum in June 2016,” said the Governor.

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