Taiwan Church News
July 23-29, 2018
“Our Name, We Care!” – A Referendum Urging Name of Taiwan Touted in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Reported by Chiu Kuo-rong and Lin Yi-yin
In the afternoon on July 17, a press conference for name rectification referendum, led by Mrs Chi Chen, a famous three times Olympics sprint medal winner, proposing to change current name of “Chinese Taipei Olympics Committee” into “Taiwan Olympics Committee” and apply to International Olympics Committee for accepting Taiwan using her own name to participate the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Mrs Chi Cheng expressed, during her three times participation of Olympics game in 1960, 1964 and 1968 rspectively, she was introduced as a sprint athlete from “Taiwan”. Meanwhile, on the electronic billboard on the Olympics stadium, the nationality of Taiwan athletes then were also all registered as “TWN” in the 1960s, witnessed Mrs Chi Cheng.
In the press conference, standing together with her friends, colleagues and connections from different athlete fields, Mrs Chi Cheng urged Taiwan society to pass the name rectification referendum for using Taiwan’s name in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “Our name, we care!”, chanted Mrs Chi Cheng, adding that “Let the world hear the voice of Taiwan!”
Translated by Peter Wolfe