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2018 Asian Games
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Indonesia, which originally finished second in the bid, was considered as the strongest replacement candidate and eventually awarded the rights amid the games. Surabaya , the city put forward during the bid, was replaced by Jakarta and Palembang, having hosted the Southeast Asian Games together. For the first time, the Summer Asian Games were co-hosted by two cities; the Indonesian capital of Jakarta which was hosting the Games for the first time since , and Palembang, the capital of the South Sumatra province. Events were held in and around the two cities, including venues in Bandung and the provinces of West Java and Banten. Several non-Olympic events were trimmed from the event programme, but several new disciplines being introduced at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo including 3-on-3 basketball were added. China led the medal tally for the tenth consecutive time. North and South Korea fielded a unified team during the opening ceremony and selected events, and also won their first-ever gold medal as a unified team at a multi-sport event.
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Even Russia's coat of arms reflects its dual nature: one head of the eagle is facing Europe and the other looks to Asia. There are around 50 of them and some can be misleading. This train of thought is now considered wrong. Traditionally, most scientists now suppose that the eastern side of the Ural Mountains roughly set the border between Europe and Asia in Russia.