Date: Aug 17, 2017
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter
The Taipei City Government has prepared emergency power supplies at the
Summer Universiade sports venues, so that the Games will not be affected by a sudden outage, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday when asked about the nationwide blackout on Tuesday.
Ko was in the city’s Wanhua District (萬華) in front of Longshan Temple (龍山寺) yesterday afternoon to preside over the passing of the Universiade flame.
The mayor passed the torch to Wang Hui-jen (王惠珍), the first Taiwanese Universiade gold medalist from Taiwan, who was to carry it to Zhongshan Hall yesterday, and from the MRT Xinbeitou Station (新北投車站) to the Taipei Municipal Stadium to light up the cauldron today.
The Universiade flame had passed through Italy’s Turin and Naples, Bangkok, South Korea’s Daegu and the nation’s 21 counties as well as Taipei’s 12 districts, Ko said. [FULL STORY]