2016 National Sports Week
The 2016 National Sports Week (also known as the 2016 National Sports Week or abbreviated as PON XIX) is a major national sporting event held in Bandung, West Java, from 17 to 29 September 2016. A total of 8,403 athletes outside the host athletes participated in this competition. . The youngest province, North Kalimantan, made its debut in this PON XIX event.
PON XIX consists of 44 sports with 366 men's matches, 297 women's matches, 36 mixed matches, and 57 open matches in 68 arenas spread across 16 districts/cities in West Java, competing for 756 gold medals, 756 silver medals, and 954 medals. bronze, as well as 12 exhibition sports. Baseball, Greco-Roman wrestling, futsal, and soccer only competed in the men's numbers, swimming in beautiful swimming, and rhythmic gymnastics only competed in women's numbers, while the hanging kite, paragliding, and horse riding sports , motorcycle racing, and dance do not distinguish the number of matches based on the gender of the participants. Hockey, equestrian, drumben, and dance will be contested again after being absent from PON XVIII, while open water swimming will make its debut in this edition of PON. West Java was chosen as the host at the meeting of members of the Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI). ) 2010 in Jakarta on 27 April 2010. Bandung last hosted the National Sports Week in 1961, and the first time since 2000, the National Sports Week took place on the island of Java.
On March 18, 2010, two provinces of West Java and Banten volunteered to host the PON XIX/2016. West Java was elected to get rid of Banten as the host of PON XIX/2016 by acclamation by getting the support of 246 votes from 49 major administrators (PB) and 33 provincial administrators, which was on the election day on 27 April 2010.
Construction and preparation
The Executive Committee (PB) of the XIX National Sports Week (PON) in West Java, was inaugurated on November 11, 2013 with the Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan as general chairman. The first priority of PB PON West Java is to prepare the arena for sports competitions, either by building new match venues or improving existing ones, PB PON will also work with the Bandung City Government to accelerate the completion of the construction of the Gelora Bandung Lautan Api (GLBA) Stadium in Gedebage , which will be planned for the opening and closing of PON XIX/2016. On May 12, 2014, the West Java Provincial Government disbursed an initial fund of Rp. 277 billion from the West Java Provincial Budget, with an allocation of Rp. 140 billion for the construction of new facilities and Rp. 137 billion for repairs existing facilities. A total of 59 match venues are planned to be used for PON XIX/2016, 42 are old renovated venues, 9 rented venues, and 8 new venues, among others: GOR Bandung (badminton and fighting degrees), ITB Jatinangor Futsal Field (for branches). futsal), Graha Laga Satria ITB Jatinangor (pencak silat), Si Jalak Harupat Swimming Pool (water polo), Multipurpose Hall of Pelabuhan Ratu Boxing (boxing), and Cikole Lembang Rock Climbing Arena. PON XIX/2016 on April 8, 2016 plans to move the badminton matches to GOR Bima Cirebon and Tarung Degrees to GOR ITB Jatinangor. On May 28, 2016, the Chairman of PB PON XIX/2016, Ahmad Heryawan signed a decree to move the venues of three sports, namely badminton from GOR Bandung to GOR BIMA Cirebon, fighting degrees from GOR Bandung to GOR Padjajaran, Bandung City, and motorcycle racing from GOR Bandung. The Gerimang Circuit from Subang Regency to Bukit Pesar Circuit in Tasikmalaya City, brought the number of regencies/cities as hosts to 16 regencies/cities.
On June 8, 2016, the Head of West Java PON XIX/2016 Competition, Yud