The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as XVIII Asiad, will be the 18th edition of a regional multi-sport event in Asia which is planned to be hosted by Indonesia from August 18 – September 2, 2018. 38 sports and disciplines will be featured in the Games, many of these events will mainly be held in two cities which are Jakarta, the national capital city, and Palembang, the capital city of South Sumatra province. Later, two provinces that surround Jakarta which are Banten and West Java also plan to support the Games with their existing sport venues. Indonesia was approved as the host of the Games by Olympic Council of Asia executive board on September 19, 2014. They will host the Games in 2018 rather than original planned of 2019 to avoid the presidential election.
Originally Hanoi, Vietnam was chosen as the host. However, they withdrew due to the financial constraints. The official mascot and logo originally to be unveiled on January 7, 2015, but postponed to February due to the AirAsia Flight 8501 tragedy.
Format of Competition
All participating gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, participated in a qualification round. The results of this competition determined which teams and individuals participated in the remaining competitions, which included:
- The team competition, in which the eight highest scoring teams from qualifications competed. Each team of six gymnasts could only have five gymnasts perform on each apparatus, and the top four scores counted toward the team total.
- The all-around competition, in which only the twenty-four highest scoring individuals in the all-around competed. Each country was limited to only two gymnasts in the all-around final.
- The event finals, in which the eight highest scoring individuals on each apparatus competed. Each country was limited to two gymnasts in each apparatus final.