Taiwan held 2016 Sports Presentation Ceremony Reviewing 112 International Events and Achievements in International Sports Affairs
On November 23, the Sports Administration of Taiwan held the 2016 Sports Presentation Ceremony, inviting people from all fields to come show their support and witness the results of the 2016 international sporting events in Taiwan and participation in international sports affairs.
Deputy Director-General Wang expresses his gratitude to everyone's commitment and support for participation in international sports affairs and holding international sporting events. International sporting events are dynamically evolving in Taiwan. We clearly understand sports is a vital platform that lets the world see Taiwan! The Sports Administration works hard to integrate the resources of city and county governments, national sports associations, and enterprises. In 2016, a total of 112 international sporting events were held in Taiwan with about 45,000 international and domestic athletes competing, over 700,000 spectators attending, and 50 million international and domestic viewers watching on television and the internet. These international sporting events have been extraordinarily successful in elevating enthusiasm for sports spectatorship and increasing our nation's sports competitiveness.
The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) has always stood in partnership with the Sports Administration in our promotion of international sports affairs. This year in addition to teaming up for participation in the Rio 2016 Olympics, the Sports Administration also entrusted the CTOC to participate in International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) meetings, solidifying and expanding important international positions and collecting sports information from the international sports community. The CTOC has also invited national Olympic committees and key figures in international sports organizations for exchanges in Taiwan, signed cooperation agreements, shared international sports experiences, assisted national sports associations participate in international organization activities, and vied for positions in international sports organizations. The CTOC shared this year's participation in international sports affairs at the results presentation.
We are geared up to launch next year's 2017 Taipei Universiade. The Sports Administration will continue striving to secure a home advantage that gives our athletes a better chance for success. We anticipate that the concerted efforts and support of government, enterprises, the public, and the media will enable Taiwan's international sports initiatives to achieve even greater achievements and further development. Cheering for Taiwan together in victory!