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Find here the latest news from the National Olympic Committee: events, courses, general assemblies and elections, trophies achess board tablend much more.14 December 2020CTOC
The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) held its 2020 year-end reception on 10 December. The event highlighted the results of the NOC’s year-long efforts to improvise and implement various projects throughout 2020, a difficult year for sport and the Olympic Movement. Full details here about the various activities and achievements of the CTOC in 2020
30 November 2020 CTOC
The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) and the Sports Administration, Ministry of Education recently signed The Brighton plus Helsinki 2014 Declaration on Women and Sport, during a ceremony held on 23 November in Taipei. The ceremony was co-hosted by the Director General of the Sports Administration, Minister of Education Shao-Hsi Chang, and the CTOC President, Hong-Dow Lin. IWG Global Executive – Asia Representative Etsuko Ogasawara and IMGA CEO Jens V. Holm joined them via video conference, and the IWG Co-Chair, Raewyn Lovett, sent a video message. The Brighton plus Helsinki 2014 Declaration on Women and Sport was issued on the 20th anniversary of the Brighton Declaration, which was also the occasion of the 6th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport, during which  a more complete declaration was developed, extending the goal of equality in sport and physical activity from women to society, schools and youth. A total of 28 sports organisations joined this signing ceremony. More info here.
16 November 2020Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee
With the support of funds from Olympic Solidarity, real chessthe Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) and the CTOC Athletes’ Commission held a “Sports Agent Forum” on 29 October after a successful experience last month in the National Sports Training Centre. The CTOC has always focused on building an interactive platform for collaboration between industries and athletes and, in addition to TOP and official partners, potential sponsors and participants in different areas were invited to the Forum. Olympian archer Lei Chien-ying and boxer Lin Yu-ting delivered their viewpoints on sports agents. This forum was jointly supported by sports associations and enterprises. Full details here. In addition, the CTOC has announced that on 22 October, the International Masters Games Association (IMGA) decided to award the 2025 edition of the World Masters Games to Taipei City and New Taipei City. More info here and also here on the IMGA website. 

30 October 2020

The online signing ceremony of a bilateral cooperation agreement between the Chilean Olympic Committee and the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) was held on 29 October in Taipei, with live interaction with the Chilean Olympic Committee from afar. CTOC President Hong-Dow Lin (see photo) and Chilean NOC President Miguel Ángel Mujica Brain signed this agreement, which will strengthen their organisations’ relationship. With this agreement, the CTOC is striving to initiate more sports exchanges and sustain unity within the Olympic family despite the pandemic. More details here.

16 October 2020

The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) received the Outstanding Contribution Award (category Sport and Culture) granted to NGOs based in the cocarlsen chess gamesuntry. The award represents recognition of the NOC’s efforts in promoting and implementing Olympic education and the Olympic values, gender equality in sport, charity campaigns, and international sports exchanges over the past few decades. Frances Lee, the CTOC Secretary General, received the award during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Department of NGO International Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (photo above). More info here about the other winners.
05 October 2020
The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) and its Athletes’ Commission held a “Sports Agent Forum” at the National Sports Training Centre on 26 September. The CTOC invited sports agents, media and sports law experts to share their knowledge and experience. The Forum was aimed at helping athletes gain a better understanding of the work of sports agents. Full details here. Furthermore, “2020 Wonderland – Dapeng Bay Marine Festival” concluded the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC)’s 2020 Olympic Day celebration. This event comprised marine leisure activities and sailing championships. Some 652 competitors not only took part in the Dapeng Bay National Championships organised by the Chinese Taipei Sailing Association, but also relayed the #StayStrong message through the wind. Olympic Day 2020 in Chinese Taipei is an ongoing #StayStrong, #StayActive, #StayHealthy campaign initiated and inspired by the IOC to motivate and support the athletes, and to bring hope and optimism to everyone. More detailed info at
11 September 2020 CTOC

To echo the IOC’s “Stronger Together” campaign, the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) has actively cooperated with a local organisation to promote various sports activities. The CTOC worked with the Kinmen city government to host “The 2020 Kinmen Sea Swimming Event – Beach Snatching”. More than 700 swimmers took part and completed the first of this year’s open water swimming events in Kinmen. An estimated 1,500 people were on hand to cheer for the swimmers in this annual sea swimming competition. More info here. In addition, the 2020 International Sports Affairs Training Course closed on 30 August with group presentations covering topics on “sustainability”. This year, the CTOC enrolled nearly 140 domestic participants out of 400 applicants, and an additional 125 international participants from 19 NOCs were invited to join the course as well. Full info here.
31 july 2020Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee
The “Road to the Olympics – Olympic Protocol Seminars” were another highlight of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC)’s 2020 Olympic Day celebrations in Taipei City. Thefree blitz chess event included a session with the men’s world no.2 badminton player, Olympian Chou Tien-chen, who shared his life experience with an audience taking part both in person and online. During the seminars on 24 June and 4 July, athletes, coaches and sports administrators from various national federations participated in lectures and discussions on Olympic protocol.  More details here. In addition, as part of the 2020 Olympic Day celebrations, the CTOC co-organised the 2020 Taiwan Sport Industry Expo, which started on 17 July and will run until 9 August. The CTOC contributed to a special exhibition to showcase valuable historical Olympic items, torches, mascots and Olympic Games-related collections. Moreover, during the Expo, the CTOC organised two side events: a “Sports Celebrity Meetup Session” on 21 July, with the participation of Olympians who discussed their journey to becoming elite athletes, and the “Tokyo 2020 Chinese Taipei Delegation Uniform Launch Event” on 23 July. More details here.
20 july 2020

The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) presented the 2019 IOC Trophy Sport and Sustainable Architecture to the National Taiwan Sport University (NTSU) on 9 July. CTOC President Hong-Dow Lin, presented the trophy to President Ping-Kun Chiu of the NTSU, in recognition of its contribution to sustainable architecture (photo). The ceremony was witnessed by Director-General Chin-Hsiung Kao of the Sports Administration, Ministry of Education, CTOC Vice Presidents and EB members, as well as former NTSU Presidents. More details here. In addition, the CTOC organised the “2020 Workshop for the Leaders of National Sports Federations” on 14 and 15 July. The objective of this workshop was to provide a platform for sports leaders to exchange ideas on their conduct of international sports affairs and good governance. A total of 60 sports leaders attended this workshop. More info here.
10 july 2020
Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee
The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) organised the annual International Sports Affairs Inheritance Workshop on 19 June and 24 June in the cities of Kaohsiung and Taipei. The workshop aims at passing down the valuable expertise of those with facebook chessexperience of international sports affairs and inspiring the younger generation to get involved in sports affairs, not only domestically but also internationally. The majority of the audience were staff from National Federations, alumni of the International Sports Affairs Training Courses and active members in international sports affairs. Full details here.
29 june 2020

Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee
To celebrate Olympic Day 2020, the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) organised a flash event in front of the historical Red House Theatre, in Ximending. The CTOC staff carried out a five-minute workout session. Through this eye-catching flash event, the CTOC successfully raised public awareness about the importance of staying healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Full details here. Furthermore, the CTOC invited international partners from the Australian Office in Taipei and the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association to form a dragon boat team, named “Olympic Friendship”, which participated in the Dragon Boat Race, which kicked off the Olympic Day celebration. More info here.
22 may 2020Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee
In support of the IOC #StayStrong campaign, the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) launched a social media event named “挺住(TING JHU)”, to promote sportsmanship to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Meaning “Stay Strong”, “TING JHU” is a cheerful phrase to encourage all of humankind to confront difficulty, both mental and physical, and get through this time of uncertainty. In addition, the CTOC invited 83-year-old Olympian Wu A-Min, who competed in the decathlon at Tokyo 1964, to produce the calligraphy in person, as an encouraging message for the public. Athletes joined the event, including four-time shooting Olympian Lin Yi-Jun and two-time luge Olympian Lian De-An. Full details here.
13 december 2019Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee

The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) held its 2019 year-end celebration on 6 December. The event underlined the preparation work for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. In 2019, two pre-Games observation delegation programmes were organised by the CTOC with a clear mission to provide the best support possible for Chinese Taipei athletes next year. Another highlight showcased was the uniform of the Chinese Taipei delegation for the 1st ANOC World Beach Games and Arafura Games in 2019, together with the promotion materials the NOC has produced and published regarding the conduct of the Olympic Movement. Other highlights mentioned at this year-end wrap-up included the Olympic Day Run, the 9th edition of the International Sports Affairs Training Course, the signing of bilateral cooperation agreements with five NOCs (Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Greece and Saint Lucia) and the awarding of the “Athena” prize by the International Olympic Academy (IOA). More info at
14 october 2019
Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee

The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) organised a flag presentation ceremony for the Chinese Taipei delegation at the upcoming ANOC World Beach Games. Deputy Education Minister Teng-Chiao Lin presented the flag to CTOC President and delegation head Hong-Dow Lin. A 60-minute orientation session including doping control guidelines was given to the attendees after the ceremony. Five athletes will be taking part in these Games, which will be held from 12 to 16 October 2019 in Doha (Qatar).  More details here. In addition, the CTOC hosted the Southern Session of the “2019 International Sports Affairs Workshop” at the National Sports Training Centre in Zhuoyin, Kaohsiung, on 27 September. Some 200 participants from the sports industry, government authorities and school faculties took part in this workshop, which focused on Olympic Agenda 2020, good governance in sports organisations and sports law enforcement. The Northern Session of the Workshop was held on 1 October at the Sports Administration Building, Taipei. 

17 september 2019
The 5th International Women and Sport Conference organised by Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) was held in Taipei on 10 and 11 September, with around 100 participants. The Conference was on the theme “Women: The Makers of Sustainable Development in Sport”, and covered topics such as women’s empowerment and leadership, health promotion and lifelong learning, and safe sport. CTOC President Hong-Dow Lin; Feng-Chi Chu, Chair of the CTOC Women and Sport Commission; and Chin-Hsung Kao, Director General of Sports Administration, opened the Conference. Among the speakers were Baklai Temengil, IOC Member and Secretary General of the Palau NOC; Fortuna Belrose, President of the St Lucia Olympic Committee; Beng Choo Low, Secretary General of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC); and Susan Moore, deputy representative of the Australian Office Taipei. Furthermore, a bilateral cooperation agreement was signed between the CTOC and the St Lucia Olympic Committee by Presidents Hong-Dow Lin and Fortuna Belrose. This is the 38th NOC to sign such an agreement with the CTOC. More info at
09 september 2019

A bilateral cooperation agreement was signed between the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) and the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) last month. CTOC President Hong-Dow Lin and Emmanuel Kolympadis, HOC Secretary General, inked the agreement at the signing ceremony. The ceremony was attended by Che-Hung Lin, Deputy Director General of Sports Administration, Ministry of Education; Isidoros Kouvelos, President of the International Olympic Academy (IOA); Theodora Bakoyannis, a Greek Member of Parliament; and many other guests. This is the 37th NOC to sign a Bilateral Cooperation Agreement with the CTOC. Furthermore, a ceremony was held to mark the unveiling of the CTOC’s “ATHENA” prize and the grand opening of the 42nd Session of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Academy (CTOA). During the ceremobauhaus chess setny, Hong-Dow Lin awarded the Laurel Medal to Isidoros Kouvelos in appreciation for the IOA’s continuous support towards the CTOA. More info at

08 july 2019
Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee
To celebrate Olympic Day 2019, the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) presented a series of Move, Learn and Discover events. In total, more than 1,000 sports enthusiasts took part in the month-long celebration in Taipei City and National Taiwan Sport University. A 3km Olympic Day Fun Run, co-hosted by the CTOC and the Olympian Association, brought together hundreds of participants at the university. Representatives from national federations and sports enthusiasts participated in the Olympic Protocol workshops and in “My Olympic Story” seminars with Olympians who shared their Olympic experience. Participants also had the chance to try archery initiation activities run by Olympians. More info at
13 june 2019
Chinese Taipei Olympic CommitteeThe President of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee & the National Olympic Academy, Hong-Dow Lin (right in photo), was awarded the “Athena” prize by the President of the International Olympic Academy (IOA), Isidoros Kouvelos (left in photo), in recognition of the Academy’s dedication and contribution to the promotion of the Olympic Movement and the Olympic values. The award ceremony was held on the Pnyx Hill in Athens on 2 June, in the presence of Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, IOC President Thomas Bach, Hellenic NOC President Spyros Capralos and IOA Honorary Dean Konstantinos Georgiadis. The Academy is the fifth National Olympic Academy in the world to be awarded this IOA prize. More details on
19 November 2018

On 8 November, the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) and Honduras NOC (COH) signed a Bilateral Cooperation Agreement.  Hong-Dow Lin (r. on photo), CTOC President, and COH Vice-President Ana Joselina Fortin Pineda (l.), on behalf of COH President Salvador Jiménez Caceres, inked the Agreement as the main signatories, as well as Gerardo Alfonso Fajardo Fernandez, President of the Autonomous Sports Confederation of Honduras. The agreement encourages cooperation in areas such as sports exchanges, staff exchanges, medical science, anti-doping and National Olympic Academies. A Sports Exchange Forum was held before the ceremony, which was attended by the Honduras delegation and leading figures from Chinese Taipei sports associations. More details on

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