National Sports Week

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National Sports Week
Pekan Olahraga Nasional
Logo of KONI; three connecting circles within the logo is usually used as the logo of PON
First event1948 Pekan Olahraga Nasional
Solo, Central Java
Occur every4 years
Last event2021 Pekan Olahraga Nasional in Jayapura, Papua
Next event2024 Pekan Olahraga Nasional

The National Sports Week (Indonesian: Pekan Olahraga Nasional, abbreviated as PON) is a multi-sport event held every four years in Indonesia. The participants of this event are the athletes from all provinces of Indonesia. It is organized by the National Sports Committee of Indonesia (KONI).


The Indonesian Sports Association (ISI) was established in Jakarta in 1938 with the aim of coordinating the existing sports associations including the Football Federation. During the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies from 1942 to 1945, sporting activities were coordinated by the Sports Practice Movement. Following the Indonesian Declaration of Independence in 1945, that nation took over the running of its own sport and in January 1946, a conference was held in Solo, Central Java, which gave rise to the Indonesian Olympic Committee (KORI), chaired by Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX.

Indonesia was unable to participate in the 1948 Olympic Games because Indonesian independence had not been recognized, and Indonesia was not a member of the International Olympic Committee. At an emergency conference in Solo on 1 May 1948 to discuss Indonesia's failure to compete in the Olympics, it was decided to organize the first National Games, which ran from 8–12 September 1948.

During the first Pekan Olahraga Nasional event, many sporting organizations tested a uniform system which is to be recognized throughout the country as the official scoring method. Until then, no clear rules were evident. In the case of the Aurora Club, Bandung, later to be renamed into Health and Strength organization, a scoring system went into trial for the weightlifting event; in which Carl Sugianto was crowned as the first weightlifting champion of Indonesia.

List of National Sports Week[edit]

Pekan Olahraga Nasional host cities (Jakarta hosted in 1951, 1965, 1973-1996); Notes: Canceled, Future events
Opening ceremony of PON II 1951 in Jakarta
President Sukarno and Vice President Mohammad Hatta at the PON II 1951 opening ceremony in Jakarta
The Dayak dance in PON XVII 2008 opening ceremony in Palaran Stadium, Samarinda.
Games Year Host City Host Province Provinces Dates Top province
I 1948 Surakarta Central Java 8 8–12 September 1948 Central Java
II 1951 Jakarta Jakarta 10 21–28 October 1951 West Java
III 1953 Medan North Sumatra 13 20–27 September 1953 West Java
IV 1957 Makassar South Sulawesi 17 27 September–6 October 1957 Jakarta
V 1961 Bandung West Java 23 23 September–1 October 1961 West Java
VI1 1965 Jakarta Jakarta N/A 8 October–10 November 1965 -
VII 1969 Surabaya East Java 26 26 August–6 September 1969 Jakarta
VIII 1973 Jakarta Jakarta 26 4–15 August 1973 Jakarta
IX 1977 Jakarta Jakarta 26 23 July–3 August 1977 Jakarta
X 1981 Jakarta Jakarta 27 19–30 September 1981 Jakarta
XI 1985 Jakarta Jakarta 27 9–20 September 1985 Jakarta
XII 1989 Jakarta Jakarta 27 18–28 October 1989 Jakarta
XIII 1993 Jakarta Jakarta 27 9–19 September 1993 Jakarta
XIV 1996 Jakarta Jakarta 26 9–25 September 1996 Jakarta
XV 2000 Surabaya East Java 26 19 June–1 July 2000 East Java
XVI 2004 Palembang South Sumatra 30 2–14 September 2004 Jakarta
XVII 2008 Samarinda East Kalimantan 33 6–17 July 2008 East Java
XVIII 2012 Pekanbaru Riau 33 9–20 September 2012 Jakarta
XIX 2016 Bandung West Java 34 17–29 September 2016 West Java
XX 2021 Jayapura Papua 34 2–15 October 2021 West Java
XXI 2024 TBA AcehNorth Sumatra TBA TBA TBA
XXII 2028 TBA WestEast Nusa Tenggara TBA TBA TBA

1 cancelled because of the 30 September Movement
2 originally 20 October–2 November 2020, postponed because of COVID-19 pandemic[1]

List of champions[edit]

Jakarta has become the province with the most overall championship titles in PON which has been held since 1948 in Surakarta.

No. Province Overall Champion Total
1 Jakarta 1957, 1969, 1973, 1977, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1993, 1996, 2004, 2012 11
2 West Java 1951, 1953, 1961, 2016, 2021 5
3 East Java 2000, 2008 2
4 Central Java 19481 1

1 Overall champion as Surakarta Residency

PON Remaja (National Youth Sports Week)[edit]

In September 2010, Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sport Affairs, Andi Mallarangeng, decided to create a youth version of Pekan Olahraga Nasional. Concerns due to failure of Indonesian contingent in the 2010 Youth Olympics was the background of the event's creation.[2] The first PON Remaja was originally scheduled for 2013, but it was moved to 2014 due to financial problems.[3]


Games Year Host Province Dates Winner
I 2014 East Java 9–15 December 2014 East Java
II 2017 Central Java[4] Cancelled

Pekan Paralimpik Nasional (National Paralympic Week)[edit]

The Peparnas XV 2016 opening in Siliwangi Stadium, Bandung.

The National Paralympic Week (Indonesian: Pekan Paralimpik Nasional), abbreviated as Peparnas, is multi-sport event for Indonesian athletes with disabilities. It was known as Pekan Olahraga Cacat Nasional (Porcanas) until 2008 edition and held separately with PON until 2004.[5]


Games Year Host City Province Top province
I 1957 Surakarta Central Java Central Java
II 1959 Surakarta Central Java Central Java
III 1964 Surakarta Central Java West Java
IV 1969 Yogyakarta Yogyakarta Special Region West Java
V 1972 Bandung West Java Jakarta
VI 1975 Ujung Pandang South Sulawesi South Sulawesi
VII 1980 Surakarta Central Java Jakarta
VII 1984 Surakarta Central Java Central Java
IX 1988 Malang East Java Jakarta
X 1993 Yogyakarta Yogyakarta Special Region Jakarta
XI 1998 Bandung West Java West Java
XII 2004 Palembang South Sumatra West Java
XIII 2008 Samarinda East Kalimantan Central Java
XIV 2012 Pekanbaru Riau Central Java
XV 2016 Bandung West Java West Java
XVI 2021 Jayapura Papua West Java
XVII 2024 TBA AcehNorth Sumatra Future event
XVIII 2028 TBA WestEast Nusa Tenggara Future event


  1. ^ Afifa, Laila (2020-04-15). "Papua PON 2020 Postponed Due to Pandemic". Tempo. Retrieved 2020-04-16.
  2. ^ "Menpora Canangkan PON Remaja". Kompas (in Indonesian). 1 September 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Dana Terbatas, PON Remaja Hanya Perlombakan 15 Cabang". Suara Merdeka. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Bendera diserahkan ke Jateng, Pon Remaja I Usai". 15 December 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Sejarah Peparnas". PON Peparnas Jabar 2016 (in Indonesian). Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  • Kompas newspaper, pp, 1,10, 6 July 2008