Athletes in tandem cycling in the blind category attend the national training of the 2018 Asian Para Games in Central Java, Indonesia (Photo: Antara)
 
Jakarta (VNA) – The Indonesia Asian Para Games 2018 Organising Committee (INAPGOC) began online sale of tickets for the multi-sporting event on September 21.

The continental event for athletes with disabilities is scheduled to take place from October 6-13 in Jakarta.

INAPGOC Chairman Raja Sapta Oktohari said tickets for the opening ceremony would be sold at four price ranges between 500,000 - 2.5 million rupiah (about 33.7 - 168 USD). One person can buy four tickets at most, he added.

In addition to tickets for the opening ceremony, the committee has sold tickets for competitions at 10,000 – 200,000 rupiah.

INAPGOC has appointed ticketing management system Loket to handle ticket sales. Vice Director of Marketing at Loket, Mohamad Ario Adimas noted that 70 percent of the ticket would be sold through the company’s networking.

The remaining 30 percent would be sold offline. However, the location for the sales is yet to be determined.

Some 20,000 tickets, or half of the Bung Karno Main Stadium capacity, for the opening ceremony would be sold to the public. The remaining 20,000 seats would be allotted to sport delegations and guests. 

Oktohari remarked that the Asian Para Games opening ceremony would bring the theme of morality and humanity, which would also be enlivened by performance by the disabled.

As many as 2,832 disabled athletes from 43 countries would compete in 18 sports at the Asian Para Games 2018. Sport delegations will stay at the Kemayoran Athletes’ village. 

Vietnamese athletes will compete in seven sports at the 2018 Asian Para Games, namely athletics, swimming, power-lifting, badminton, table tennis, chess, and judo.

Prominent athletes include Paralympic gold medallist power-lifter Le Van Cong and javelin thrower Cao Ngoc Hung.

At the previous Asian Para Games in 2014, Vietnam won nine gold, seven silver, and 13 bronze medals, finishing tenth in the overall medal tally.-VNA