Bogor Regency-Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil officially opened the XIII Regional Sports Week (Porda) and Regional Paralympic Week (Peparda) V West Java in 2018. This time the Porda was attended by 9,489 athletes and 4,666 officials from 27 districts / cities.
Porda, was held on 6-15 October 2018, will play 60 sports with 879 match numbers. The total medals contested 3,063 pieces, consisting of 879 gold medals, 879 silver medals, and 1,305 bronze medals.
Emil, the nickname of Ridwan Kamil, hopes Porda and Peparda not only become an annual sporting event. Furthermore, it can be a forerunner to the growth of the West Java sports generation full of the achievements of Inner Birth Champion.
"I advised the motto is carried out are match, sportsmanship, and champion, should actually be a value must be upheld by all parties," said Emil, in his remarks at the opening of Porda and Peparda West Java 2018 held at Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong, Bogor Regency, Saturday night (6/10/18).
"So, the Porda and Peparda not just an annual sporting event, but a place to give birth to sports people are highly passionate and uphold sportsmanship and honesty," he continued.
With them, Emil also hopes West Java can maintain its achievement as the overall champion of PON in PON 2020 in Papua.
"And we pray in Papua will become the champion of PON in 2020," hoped Emil.
Largest Porda in History
Bogor Regent Nurhayanti said based on the records of Koni, West Java, Porda XIII was the largest. Because it competes 60 sports with 879 match numbers.
"Based on the historical record of Koni, West Java, Insya Allah, the implementation of this thirteenth Porda as the largest and most Porda in West Java may even be in Indonesia," Nurhayanti said.
The Porda theme this time is "Carving Out Achievements on the Faithful Earth Towards a Successful West Java in the Archipelago Land in PON 2020 in Papua".
Nurhayanti hopes Porda in Bogor Regency will be successful and spread enthusiasm for athletes such as the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang, and as a reflection of the success of the 2016 PON in West Java.
Bogor Regency is determined to be a good host in organizing this Porda XIII. To realize this commitment, Bogor Regency Government declared the success of Porda, are Succesful Organizing, Successful Achievement, Succesful Administration, Popular Economic Success, and Cultural Success.