Minister pledges treats if team wins 4 Olympic gold

GOLDEN PLAN: The program is designed to provide intensive customized training to 27 promising athletes to help the nation achieve its goal in Tokyo next year

Taipei Times
Date: May 09, 2019
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) yesterday said that he is

Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung speaks at a meeting of the legislature’s Education and Culture Committee in Taipei yesterday.Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

willing to buy 1,000 cups of pearl milk tea as a treat to match a legislator’s pledge to buy 1,000 fried chicken cutlets if the nation wins at least four gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo next year.

Pan made the remarks at a meeting of the Legislative Yuan’s Education and Culture Committee to brief lawmakers about the nation’s preparations for the Olympics.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Huang Kuo-shu said that the national team’s morale is at an all-time high as lawmakers passed an amendment to the National Sports Act (國民體育法) in 2017 and the national team achieved its best performance at the Asian Games last year.

Asking Pan if the Sports Administration has set a target for the number of gold medals that the team could win at the Olympics, Huang said that he thinks the nation has a very high chance of winning gold in women’s badminton, men’s gymnastics, women’s weightlifting and men’s javelin throw.    [FULL  STORY]

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