The “Road to the Olympics – Olympic protocol seminars” marks another highlight of Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee’s 2020 Olympic Day celebrations in Taipei City, Taiwan. The event includes a session with Men’s World NO. 2 badminton player & Olympian, CHOU Tien-chen, whom shared his life experience with live & online audience.
As the COVID-19 pandemic being kept under-controlled in Taiwan with no locally infected case for 2 months, disease preventive restrictions have been relaxed to allow the staging of this years’ Olympic Day celebrations. During the June 24 and July 4 seminars, athletes, coaches and sport administrators of various NFs participated in lectures and discussions on Olympic protocol.
Chinese Taipei as a unique NOC, its delegation at different sporting events often encounters mishandling of name, emblem, flag and protocol order (that is listed according to the code “TPE” in “T” category). Therefore, one of the seminars focused on scenarios of mishandling Olympic protocol and best responsive measures under different circumstances to ensure all stakeholders follow the Olympic protocol.
To foster dialogues, athlete representatives, Ms. LEE Hung-ying (Sport Climbing) and Mr. CHOU Tien-chen (badminton) were invited to talk about life and training under COVID-19 and their plans for the road to the Olympics. Through exchanges of talks and ideas, mutual understanding between athletes and entourages is promoted and encouraged at the seminar, hence brought out team spirit and solidarity.
For the summer of 2020, Chinese Taipei NOC will team up with Taiwan’s Sports Administration and Tourism Bureau to host the 2020 Taiwan Sport Industry Expo and Dapeng Bay Marine Festival as a part of 2020 Olympic Day celebrations. To promote the participation of sports and exercise not just on Olympic Day, but every day, and use sport to make a world the better place.