First Olympic Day event a success for Chinese Taipei NOA
3 | 7 | 2019
One of the newest National Olympians Associations has successfully hosted its first Olympic Day celebration. The Chinese Taipei Olympians Association teamed up with the National Olympic Committee to deliver a sports fun day in Taiwan last Sunday, bringing together more than 600 people to share in the Olympic spirit.
Since its inauguration in 2017, the NOA has hit the ground running, organising a busy programme of events, initiatives and fundraising trips to support the country’s Olympians and help them to give back to society. Sunday’s Olympic Day celebrations topped off an exciting summer for the organisation who is also conducting swimming and track and field training camps for the youths. The Chinese Taipei Olympians Association continues to strengthen and grow thanks to World Olympians Association’s NOA Development Programme.
25 Olympians helped promote the Olympic values at the event by encouraging people to get active and experience new sports, bringing to the fore the Olympic Day pillars of move, learn, discover. Despite the wet and rainy weather, it could not dampen the spirits of the participants and the traditional Olympic Day run took off as planned.
NOA President Antonnio ONG Ming-Yih OLY, a double Olympian who competed in biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 1976 and 1984 Olympic Winter Games, was delighted with how the day turned out.
“Our first Olympic Day celebration , hosted in collaboration with the National Olympic Committee, was an outstanding success and we were over the moon to see so many people join us to mark the occasion, learn more about the Olympic values and experience new sports.
“With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games taking place in neighbouring Japan in just over a year, now is the perfect time to build awareness around the Olympic Movement. It was great to see our Olympians really taking the time to engage and inspire children and young people at the event.”