Cheer for Taiwan at the Olympics and Paralympics!

2012 Olympic Games in London, Medal Count for Taiwan
Gold: 0
Silver: 1
Bronze: 1

2012 Paralympic Games in London, Medal Count for Taiwan
Gold: 0
Silver: 1
Bronze: 2

(9/8) Congratulations to Kun-Nan Ko 柯坤男, Wen-Hsin Lin 林文信, and Yen-Hung Lin 林晏弘 on winning 4th place in table tennis (men’s team – class 4-5)

(9/3) Congratulations to Tzu-Hui Lin 林資惠 on winning the bronze medal in powerlifting (women’s – 75 kg)!

(9/3) Congratulations to Lung-Hui Tseng 曾隆煇 on winning the bronze medal in archery (men’s individual recurve – W1/W2)!

(8/30) Congratulations to Kai-Lin Lee 李凱琳 on winning the silver medal in judo (women’s – 48 kg)!

(8/29) Taiwan is sending 18 athletes to compete in archery, athletics,  judo, powerlifting, shooting, swimming, and table tennis in the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games. For more information on athletes from Taiwan and the events they will be competing in, please visit London 2012.

(8/12) The 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London is now officially over. Taiwan earned one silver and one bronze medal over 16 days of competition, and ranks 63th in medal count among more than 200 delegations from around the world. Stay tune for our report on the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games, opening on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012.

(8/9) Congratulations to Li-Cheng Tseng 曾櫟騁 on winning the bronze medal in taekwondo (women’s – 57 kg)!

(8/2) Congratulations to Chih-Yuan Chuang 莊智淵 on winning 4th place in table tennis (men’s singles)!

(7/29) Congratulations to Shu-Ching Hsu 許淑淨 on winning the silver medal in weightlifting (women’s 53 kg)!

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London is well on its way, here we would like to invite all to cheer for the athletes from Taiwan! This year Taiwan is sending 44 qualifying athletes to compete in 27 sports events (counting in both genders, individuals, and group competitions), including archery, athletics, badminton, cycling – road, cycling – track, fencing, judo, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, and weightlifting. For more information on athletes from Taiwan and the events they will be competing in, please visit London 2012 or BBC Sport.

Now, just because you are not from Taiwan, don’t know anything about Taiwan (if you are reading this blog, this doesn’t apply to you), know nobody from Taiwan, or don’t have a single drop of Taiwanese blood (the made up of which varies, depending on the individuals’ affinity towards Taiwan) in you (yet), it doesn’t mean that you can’t cheer for Taiwan. After all, we know plenty of people who fit exactly the descriptions above, and still fall in love with Taiwan.

For example, Transition 前進樂團 is a British rock band from Bristol that first came to Taiwan in 2005 for the Spring Scream 春吶 (a music festival) in Kenting in southern Taiwan. They loved the experience, and came back every single year after for two to three weeks each time, until eventually they just decided to stay in Taiwan in 2011. They even wrote a few songs in Chinese as well, such as 前進 Olympic Dream, a song cheering for Team Taiwan* at the Olympics!

For more information and music of Transition, visit their YouTube channel (we are guessing this channel is probably theirs too :P), facebook page or group, follow them on Twitter, or buy their music on iTune.

*Of course we know the official name of the team is Team Chinese Taipei 中華臺北代表隊, but for the purpose of this blog and to avoid more confusion, we are calling it Team Taiwan. Read Taiwan Flag Replaced on Regent Street, London if you have further questions.

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