Even its most patriotic citizens admit the fact: Taiwan is not a great sporting nation. It wasn't until 2004 that the island's sports star struck Olympic gold. Last year, despite some inspiring performances, Taiwanese athletes returned from the Beijing Summer Games with just four bronze medals. However, for 11 days this July "Taiwan" will be synonymous with a number of globally popular sports, including roller-blading, ten-pin bowling, and karate. When the eighth edition of the World Games opens in Kaohsiung City on July 16, it will be by far the largest and highest-profile sporting event ever held on the island...
The entire article is on the Travel in Taiwan website.
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