Officials have pledged to fix issues raised at the test events ©Asian Games 2018

Jakarta and Palembang 2018 organisers have confirmed that this week's test events have shown issues they will seek to fix prior to this year's Asian Games. 

The test events drew to a close in Indonesia yesterday, with competitions in eight sports taking place from February 8.

Athletics, archery, basketball, boxing, pencak silat, taekwondo, volleyball and weightlifting all featured.

Harry Warganegara, the deputy field operations manager, has stated that some problems have been raised during the week-long tests.

He believes this has given the opportunity to fix the concerns, ensuring they will not be repeated when the Games begin in August.

"This is a test event to see our preparation as an organiser," he said.

"Just like the competitions, this is the practice.

"This implementation is the material of our evaluation so that at the time of the Asian Games will not be repeated.

"This is the point of the test event, we want to see any shortcomings."

Electrical issues led to a basketball match being moved last Saturday (February 10).

With building work still continuing for the Asian Games, only a temporary power supply was able to be used at the venue.

A problem with the supply ultimately led to the match being postponed by organisers, although they sought to play down the issue.

Travel times from the Athletes Village' to venues was highlighted as a potential issue ©Asian Games 2018
Travel times from the Athletes Village' to venues was highlighted as a potential issue ©Asian Games 2018

It was claimed problems were expected due to work still being carried out on some facilities, while other venues were being used for the first time.

More pressing concerns centre around the length of the journey between some venues and the Athletes' Village.

It was claimed in some cases, the travel times exceeded the maximum limit.

Other problems relate to venues not meeting specific standards required by sports, with an example being the long jump site at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium.

Organisers were notified by the Asian Athletics Federation that the long jump pit was located too closely to the guardrail, rendering a potential danger to athletes.

The location of the sandbox is now set to be assessed, with a change required to ensure the venue can hold competition during the Games.

The Asian Games are scheduled to take place between August 18 and September 2 in the co-host cities.