2012 Pekan Olahraga Nasional

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2012 Pekan Olahraga Nasional
PON 2012 logo.png
The Lancang Kuning emblem, Riau traditional ship
Host cityPekanbaru
MottoSportivitas untuk Kualitas (Sportsmanship for Quality)
Athletes participating11.276 [1]
Events43 sports
Opening ceremonySeptember 11
Closing ceremonySeptember 20
Officially opened bySusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President of Indonesia
Athlete's OathBarry Agustini
Judge's OathJefrizal
Torch lighterZaini Bachtiar (Bodybuilder)
Ceremony venueRiau Main Stadium, Pekanbaru
WebsitePON Riau 2012
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2012 Pekan Olahraga Nasional or 2012 National Sports Week was a multi-sport event in Indonesia which was held in Riau from 9–20 September 2012.[2][3][4] The previous edition was held in East Kalimantan. Thousands of athletes, officials, and journalists all across of Indonesian provinces participated to the game.

Host selection[edit]

Riau won the selection of 2012 Pekan Olahraga Nasional host.

Host City Host Province Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Pekanbaru Riau 34 40 56 67 78
Bandung West Java 37 45 49 59 60
Semarang Central Java 28 34 35 14 -
Mataram eliminated West Nusa Tenggara 21 16 17 - -
Pontianakeliminated West Kalimantan 19 14 - - -


365 days before PON will be started, there is an inauguration of 2012 PON countdown timer. The celebration brought in some famous Indonesian singers, like Iwan Fals, Geisha, Lyla, etc.[5] The timer is located in the heart of Pekanbaru city, at Jalan Cut Nyak Dien between two iconic buildings, Menara Lancang Kuning and Soeman HS Library. This timer is the very first countdown timer for Pekan Olahraga Nasional events.[6]


Bujang Serindit[7] was the name of the mascot. Representation of Burung Serindit (Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot) native birds from Southeast Asia. Bujang Serindit wearing traditional Riau costume.[8]


Venues for PON 2012 build in 11 city in the Riau.[9]


Rumbai Aquatic Stadium
Kaharuddin Nasution Stadium
Balai Chevron Tanjak Laksamana
Rumbai Gymnastic Stadium
Venues Sports
Riau Main Stadium Football
Riau University students center Judo
Riau University Wall Climbing Arena Wall Climbing
Rumbai Stadium Football (Qualification)
Rumbai Athletic Stadium Athletic
Rumbai Aquatic Stadium Aquatic
Rumbai Basketball Stadium Basketball
Rumbai Gymnastic Stadium Gymnastic
Rumbai Self-defense Indoor Stadium Wushu
Rumbai Shooting Hall Shooting
Chevron Softball Stadium Softball
Riau Baseball Stadium Baseball
Chevron Squash Arena Squash
Bandar Sri Kayangan Lake Water Ski
Kainjuhan swimming pool Water Polo
Lancang Kuning University students center Fencing
National Islamic University students center Taekwondo
Riau Islamic University students center Wrestling
Riau Islamic University Indoor Stadium Volleyball
Riau Islamic University Archery Stadium Archery
Sepak Takraw Hall Sepak Takraw
Youth Sports Arena Badminton
PTPN V Tennis Court Tennis
Tribuana Sports Arena Karate
Ratu Mayang Garden Hotel Weightlifting
New Hollywood Hotel Bodybuilding
Pangeran Hotel Chess
Furaya Hotel Bridge
Bowling and Billiard Center Bowling
Purna MTQ[10] Billiard
Idrus Tintin Art Pavilion Dancing


Venues Sports
Tuanku Tambusai Stadium Football (Qualification)
Kampar Sports Hall Pencak Silat
Kampar Motor Racing Arena Racing
Labersa Country Club Golf


Venues Sports
Dumai Chevron Sports Hall Table Tennis (Qualification)
Sasana Tirta Swimming Pool Finswimming (mono)
RORO Pier Finswimming (bi)


Venues Sports
Pelalawan Boxing stadium area Boxing


Venues Sports
Perkasa Alam Sport Hall Tarung Derajat
Selat Baru Beach Sailing
Bandar Sri Maharaja Beach Volleyball


Venues Sports
Siak Sri Inderapura stadium arena Kempo
Dayun Race Arena Cycling

Kuantan Singingi[edit]

Venues Sports
Kebun Kopi Sport Center Keno, Kayak, Dragon Boat
Kuangsing Grand Stadium Football (Qualification)

Rokan Hulu[edit]

Venues Sports
Tuanku Tambusai Airport Paragliding

Rokan Hilir[edit]

Indragiri Hulu[edit]

Venus Sports
Narasinga Grand Stadium Futsal (Qualification)

Indragiri Hilir[edit]

Venues Sports
Tembilanhan Grand Stadium Futsal

Opening Ceremony[edit]

The opening ceremony was scheduled 9 September 2012 but moved to 11 September due to President's schedule. Fireworks attraction started the ceremony, followed by some traditional dances. Judika (Indonesian Idol finalist) sang the theme song of the 2012 PON, Selamat Datang Sang Juara (Welcome the Champions). The athletes' parade then started, Aceh paraded first in the athletes' parade. The parade is organized by alphabetical order, the last team to parade is the veteran athletes from the first PON in Surakarta.
Then, 8 former national athletes brought the Pekan Olahraga Nasional Flag to the stadium, which is hoisted and followed by a singer singing the PON theme. After the hoisting of the PON flag, Barry Agustini took the Athlete's Oath, while Jefrizal took the Judge's Oath. The last section of the ceremony was the lighting of the PON cauldron. The torch was brought by former athlete Titi Syarif Sudibyo. The torch was passed to Amril Nurman, 5 times PON gold medalist in Badminton from Riau. Amril Nurman brought the torch in a replica of Lancang Kuning, which moved through the stadium floor. Amril then passed the torch to a man riding a white horse. The man depicts Tuanku Tambusai, famous hero from Riau. The cauldron was lighted by Zaini Bachtiar, using a spear shaped torch which was thrown to the cauldron. The spear didn't reach the cauldron, but the cauldron is still lit.[11]

The Games[edit]

Participating province[edit]

Athletes from 33 provincial sports committee are expected to participate.


The 2012 National Sports Week programme features 32 sports and a total of 44 disciplines.[12][13]

Medal table[edit]

List of medals in the closing of the games:[14]



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  6. ^ "Makna tugu countdown PON XVIII tahun 2012". terubuk.com. Archived from the original on 15 June 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Logo dan Maskot PON Riau". ponriau2012.com. Archived from the original on 27 June 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Maskot PON Riau diusung di pawai takbir di Tembilahan". ponriau2012.com. Archived from the original on 23 August 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Venues PON XVIII 2012". ponriau2012.com. Archived from the original on 27 June 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  10. ^ "Dinilai layak venue Billiard tetap di Purna MTQ". ponriau2012.com. Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  11. ^ http://www.okefood.com/read/2012/09/11/251/688432/air-dan-peradaban-buka-pon-ke-18 Air dan Peradaban Buka Pon ke-18 (in Indonesian)
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  13. ^ "Cabang Olahraga PON XVIII 2012". ponriau2012.com. Archived from the original on 27 June 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  14. ^ Republika

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Samarinda, East Kalimantan
Pekan Olahraga Nasional Succeeded by
Bandung, West Java