The Asian Games are set to begin from August 18 in Jakarta and Palembang. But where can the Indian fans watch the Asian Games?
The 18th edition of the Asian Games is all set to begin from August 18 in Indonesia. Jakarta and Palembang are the two cities which will be hosting the Asian Games this year. The Indian contingent for the tournament has 572 athletes, participating in 45 different sporting events.
Neeraj Chopra, the Indian track-and-field athlete will be the flag bearer of the competition.
The Asian Games is often seen as an important place to test the Indian athletes for the Olympics, as top sporting superpowers like China, South Korea and Japan participate in the tournament.
This year, the Indian squad boasts of the most number of athletes in the age group of 16-23, which is a boosting positive for the country as it aims for Olympic glory in 2020.
But where can the fans watch as Indian athletes enter the field to prove their mettle among top quality opposition at the Asian Games?
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Sony has the broadcasting rights for the tournament in the country. SPN will also stream the Asian Games live on its online platform, SonyLiv.
– Hi,Asian Games 2018 will be broadcasted on the following channels i.e.Ten2, Sony ESPN and Ten3 in Hindi.
— SPN- Sports (@SPNSportsIndia) August 12, 2018
In the previous edition of the Asian Games, India finished 8th among 37 countries. India bagged 11 gold medals and a total of 57 medals in the tournament. China topped the medal tally with a staggering 151 gold medals.