UNIVERSIADE: Athletes’ village opens in New Taipei

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/08/12
By: Lin Hung-han and Y.F. Low

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) The Taipei 2017 Universiade Athletes’ Village officially opened Saturday in preparation for the arrival of over 10,000 delegates from around the world for the games.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said the village in New Taipei’s Linkou District is the first of its kind in Taiwan and was built with the concerted effort of the central government and the governments of Taipei and New Taipei.

He pledged to make the visitors feel at home.

A total of 11,397 delegates from 131 countries, including 7,639 athletes, are expected to attend the Universiade, which formally opens on Aug. 19 and runs through Aug. 30.
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