Five Time world champion Boxer MC Mary Kom tips off the relay
The flame will travel across 54 cities and 18 provinces ending in Jakarta on the Games’ Opening Day on 18th August
The 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018 Torch Relay commenced from the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium with 31 athletes bearing the Torch including Indonesian badminton legend Susi Susanti, the Torch Ambassador from Indonesia. The 2018 edition of the quadrennial event will be held from 18 August – 2 September 2018 in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia.
The Torch Relay was preceded by the Torch Lighting ceremony where the Asian Games flame was ceremoniously lit by Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Mr. Rajeev Mehta and President Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra in the presence of DG-SAI Ms. Neelam Kapur, Secretary Sports (GOI) Mr. Rahul Bhatnagar, OCA Honorary Life Vice-Presidents Mr. Wei Jizhong& Raja Randhir Singh and Indonesia Asian Games Organising Committee (INASGOC) Chairman Mr. Erick Thohir.