09 Feb 2021
Doha. On Qatar National Sports day 2021, world- renowned Aspire Academy hosted the Indonesia Olympic Committee President, Mr Raja Sapta Oktohari, and his delegation on a visit. Mr Oktohari was accompanied by his Secretary general, Ferry Yuniatro Kono, vice secretary-general, Wijaya Mithuna Noeradi, Executive members, Rafiq Hakim Radinal and Arlan Perkasa Lukman as well as Naif Muhammad Al As, the president’s press staff during the tour on Tuesday 9 February 2021. Mr Raja Sapta Oktohari headed the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games Organizing Committee which held the highly commended Asian Paralympic Committee before he became the Indonesian Olympic Committee President in October 2019.The former Indonesian martial arts athlete, paid compliments his hosts, Qatar Olympic Committee highlighting the cooperation the two countries and respective Olympic Committees are engaged in and continue to extend further.
“I am so excited to have come here and check directly what Aspire Academy is all about. I heard so many good things l have heard about Aspire. Now we have experienced for ourselves how you have developed fantastic institution with facilities which l believe in the future will produce so many good athletes from across many sports not only athletics and football but other sports including cycling. I wish Aspire Academy and Qatar the best in this mission. We are looking forward to extending our cooperation between our NOCs and maybe with our academy in Indonesia as well.
One thing l realized about Aspire Academy is that it’s not only training facilities but big lab for sports science, this is advanced and hopefully l will bring this back with me to Indonesia and it will inspire us to make aspiring innovations. Aspire Academy as your logo says, aspire today, inspire tomorrow- you have already inspired me,” concluded Indonesia Olympic Committee President, Mr Raja Sapta Oktohari.