During the 33rd Olympic Council of Asia General Assembly was held at Songdo Convensia on Saturday, on the sidelines of the 17th Asian Games. Indonesia signed of the host city contract for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2018. The Games will be held during 18Aug to 02 Sep 2018.

The 17th Asian Games took place over 16 days in Incheon, Korea, from September 19 to October 4, 2014. It was the third time Korea has hosted the Asian Games, following Seoul in 1986 and Pusan in 2002. The slogan was “Diversity Shines Here”.

The 16th Asian Games (also known as the XVI Asiad) were organised in Guangzhou, China, from November 12 to November 27, 2010. Guangzhou is the second city in China to host the Asian Games after Beijing in 1990.