Thousands of athletes in ponchos marched in heavy rain at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium at the close of the tournament. AFP / BAY ISMOYO
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The 18th Asian Games closed in a glittering ceremony in Jakarta Sunday as hosts Indonesia dreamed of stepping up to host the Olympics in 2032 . Thousands of athletes in ponchos marched in heavy rain at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium at the close of a two-week tournament featuring 40 sports.Indonesia has defied expectations to host a smooth games, which with 17,000 athletes and officials is second in size only to the Olympics.Riding high on the games' success, President Joko Widodo has announced a bid to hold the 2032 Olympics, which would have seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago.Olympics chief Thomas Bach has welcomed Indonesia's bid but he warned the sprawling Southeast Asian country needed to maintain the positive energy generated by the games.
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