By: Sunrise Huang and Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, May 23 (CNA) Some 2,000 athletes, coaches and support staff representing 83 cities across the world will participate in the 50th International Children’s Games (ICG) in New Taipei, city officials said on Monday.
The games, to be held from July 11 to 16, will hold competitions in athletics, swimming, handball, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, basketball, football and volleyball.
Of the 2,000 participants, 500 will be from 13 cities and counties in Taiwan.
Taiwanese students from 79 school clubs at 43 high schools will interact before the event with overseas participants online through SNS (social network services) platforms including Facebook, said Kung Yea-wen (龔雅雯), the city’s Education Department commissioner.