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City Mission Departs for Gwangju Universiade in Korea

On June 29, a 22-member city delegation led by Deputy Mayor Chou Li-fang embarked on a visit to South Korea as observer of the 28th Gwangju Universiade. The sports event will take place between July 3 and 14.

The Organizing Committee for the 2017 Taipei Universiade comprises seven departments, handling duties spanning administration, human resources, marketing and communications, games information, security, medical service, to other support.

To provide staff members with a better understanding on how the games will be hosted, the city government planned three group trips to the South Korean city throughout the course of the international event. The first group will conclude their trip on July 5.

According to the Department of Sports, the first visit will involve reporting to FISU on the progress of preparations for the 2017 Taipei Universiade. Members will also attend events such as observers’ seminars, the 2015 Gwangju Universiade opening ceremony, FISU Gala, and inauguration of Taipei Hall, as well as visiting team athletes at the athlete village, inspecting stadiums and facilities, and watching the games.

In light of the MERS outbreak in Korea, the city delegation has enlisted a family medicine doctor from Taipei City Hospital and an official from the Division for Disease Control and Prevention of the Department of Health to monitor the health of delegates during their stay in Gwangju.