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  • Local Heroes

    Local Heroes

    Using only home-grown athletes, East Java became overall champion of the National Games.



    At this year’s SEA Games, Indonesia only aimed for fourth place. Most of our athletes were old faces.

  • Kings Of The Sand

    Kings Of The Sand

    Team Indonesia II won the beach soccer tournament in Bali even though competing while learning the game.

  • Persebayas Own Goal

    Persebayas Own Goal

    After withdrawing to avoid possible rioting, Persebaya found itself punished by the PSSI.

  • Amazement In Anaheim

    Amazement In Anaheim

    History was made in Anaheim, California. Indonesia has reclaimed the World Badminton Championship title for mixed doubles.

  • SBY's Balancing Act
  • Lisa Rumbewas:
  • Halt to Indonesian Tradition

    Halt to Indonesian Tradition

    Indonesia's medal gains have been diminishing from one Olympics to the next.

  • When Females Fight

    When Females Fight

    For the first time a female boxing championship was held in Indonesia. Some used their feet, others had to rush to the restroom.

  • Just a Holiday Kick

    Just a Holiday Kick

    After learning how to play futsal—indoor soccer—in just two months, the Indonesian team joins the Asian Championship.

  • Busan Gold: You Don't Get What You Pay for

    Busan Gold: You Don't Get What You Pay for

    Despite a budget of more than Rp32 billion, Indonesian athletes will only bring home a fistful of gold medals from the Asian Games in Busan.

  • Winning Single-handedly
  • Racing to Avoid Embarrassment

    Racing to Avoid Embarrassment

    It is almost sure that Indonesia’s hope of reaching its target of gold medals will fail. But the head of the Indonesian team has expressed satisfaction with the athletes’ achievement.

  • Angelique Widjaja:
  • All that Glitters

    All that Glitters

    Indonesia is sending only her best athletes to the Asian Games. A target of 15 golds seems fanciful, though.

  • Open Season

    Open Season

    With a French Junior Open title, Wimbledon winner Angelique Widjaja has become Indonesia's newest sports sensation. Can the 17-year-old achieve greater glories?

  • Soccer Gold? Get Dope-tested, Dude
  • The Hundred Gold Medals Target

    The Hundred Gold Medals Target

    Although overwhelmed by endless problems, the Indonesian contingent to the SEA Games is targeting 101 gold medals. Is this realistic?

  • Badminton Brain Drain

    Badminton Brain Drain

    Older Indonesian badminton players are opting to go abroad, seeking their fortune before they are too old to play. Many are also discouraged by tough terms imposed on them by the local national badminton association.

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