Modern Pentathlon Indonesia meets the Olympic Committee of Indonesia to report that Indonesia to host a major modern pentathlon event in 2023.
Chairman of Modern Pentathlon Anthony C. Sunarjo Indonesia said that the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) had confirmed Bali would host the UIPM 2023 Biathle/Triathle Championships.
"We made the bidding to host the world championships in October. If we look back at the 2018 Asian Games, we can host the event with a high standard. It also marks the first time the Biathle/Triathle Championships.are hosted in Asia," Anthony said during Tuesday's meeting.
He added that MPI wanted to support the country's dream to host the Olympic Games by hosting international events. Furthermore, the event will provide points for the Olympic Games qualification.
President of the Olympic Committee of Indonesia Raja Sapta Oktohari welcomed the appointment because it aligns with the Committee's vision. Okto also suggested that MPI consider other venues.
"We need to promote other regions in our country. Bali is very well-known. I suggest MPI visit Manado as it has a beautiful beach as the venue," he said.