‘Heroes parade’ draws tens of thousands

The China Post
Date: September 1, 2017
By: The China Post

In the day after the Universiade closing ceremony, the international delegations were

Photo by: The China Post

packing up and leaving the Athletes’ Village for home. Meanwhile, the host team athletes were on a different journey. They were traveling along the streets of Taipei in the “Taiwan Heroes Parade,” waving to the tens of thousands who had gathered to cheer them on.

Over the past two weeks, members of the international delegations had built a bond with the staff and volunteers helping them at the Athletes’ Village and competition venues. Scenes of sad good-byes could be seen throughout the village. The Taipei Universiade Organizing Committee said that most of the delegations have already left Taiwan. The Athletes’ Village, as well as the Main Press Center, will close on Friday.    [FULL  STORY]

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