President Tsai Ing-wen says Taipei is ready for this summer's Universiade. The president was meeting Tuesday with Oleg Matytsin, the head of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The federation is the organizer of the world student games.
The president said that the 2017 Universiade will be one of the biggest sporting events that Taiwan has ever hosted. She said the country is honored to welcome student athletes from over 140 nations to compete.
"We have made comprehensive preparations and we are ready to open our arms and welcome all our friends who love sports from around the world to come to Taiwan and compete. We also welcome them to enjoy our fine cuisine and our beautiful scenery," Tsai said. "I would like to say here that Taiwan has the ability to bring its resources together to hold the highest level of international sporting event. This is our way of facing the world and taking part in international affairs."
The 2017 Universiade will take place from August 19th to 30th. The main event venues will be in Taipei, with some events also taking place in New Taipei, Taoyuan and Hsinchu.
Source: Radio Taiwan International