Apr 22, 2024 Last Updated 1:12 AM, Apr 19, 2024

Sport

Sport, politics and the 1962 Asian Games

Jakarta’s 1962 Asian Games were a symbol of Sukarno’s postcolonial nation-building

Pencak Silat: Traditional martial art and modern sport

An interview with Ian Wilson, by Andy Fuller

Sport in Indonesia

The upcoming Asian Games in Palembang and Jakarta, starting on 25 August, present a moment to focus our attention on the expression and uses of sport in Indonesia.

Bonek: the football fans’ resistance movement

Persebaya supporters were forced to fight for years for their team’s recognition

Footy, culture and finding community

Indonesians are bonding more deeply with Melbourne, through football and the Krakatoas

Jakarta’s Asian Games, yesterday and today

Ignoring issues from the 1962 Games will not help solve the many problems faced by sport in Indonesia

Football, violence and politics

Yogyakarta’s notorious Brajamusti elects a president

Review: Surabaya-style football fandom

Junaedi gives a rare insight into Indonesia's football culture

Running in style

A new bug for running points toward a new politics of lifestyle

Brothers in arms

Papuan footballers score goals against HIV.

Music for the fight, movements for the soul

Fight-choreography in West Java is a source of cultural pride

€˜Go home, tourist!€™

In Kuta, a local surfer has found that it is worthwhile to share waves with tourists.

Fight for survival

Ring deaths leave Indonesian boxing on the ropes.

For kicks

The history of football is a history of Indonesia itself

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