An Indonesian bid to host the 2032 Olympics would have been laughed off just a few weeks ago, but a smooth Asian Games may just have put it in the frame to host the world's biggest multi-sports event.
No Southeast Asian country has talked seriously about holding the Summer Games, meaning that even a bid would be another major step forward for a region enjoying rising economic fortunes.
Indonesia's confidence comes from successfully staging the 2018 Asian Games, a giant event with 40 sports and 17,000 athletes and officials held in the capital Jakarta and Palembang, a port city on Sumatra island.
Despite concerns about infrastructure, terrorism, pollution and traffic, the venues were delivered on time and most events passed off without incident, save some problems with ticketing.
President Joko Widodo probably had one eye on next year's election when he announced his intentions for 2032, but the move has been welcomed in Indonesia -- and by Olympics chief Thomas Bach.
"You can see the ingredients are there, you see a young, enthusiastic nation," said Bach in Jakarta, where he held talks with Widodo and attended Sunday's closing ceremony.
"Passionate about sports, working with high efficiency in the organisation... so, I think it will be a very strong candidature."