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Sport in Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)

Sports is a popular recreational activity in Chinese Taipei, and the most popular sports include team sports like football, basketball, baseball and softball. Individual sports are also very popular like tennis, taekwondo, archery, table tennis, golf and cycling.

Dragon boat race Dragon boat racing is popular in Taiwan

Chinese Taipei is the agreed upon name to differentiate the Republic of China from the People's Republic of China mostly for international events like the Olympics, Asian Games, and other major sporting events. See also sport in China.

The most popular spectator sport in Taiwan is baseball mainly due to the Japanese and American influence in the region. It is in fact considered as the national sport. Some of their top players have gone on and played internationally like Tai-Yuan Kuo who played for the Seibu Lions (Japanese professional baseball team), Chien-Ming Wang who played for both the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals, and Wei-Yin Chen for the Baltimore Orioles. Their national team is considered as one of the top ten teams in the world.

When it comes to a sport that the people actually play, basketball is the king. Men and women play basketball with a national basketball league established for both. The men's national basketball team took the silver in the 1960 and 1963 Asian Championship and the bronze in 1973 and 1989. The women's team took the silver in the 1972 Asian Basketball Championship and bronze eight more times from 1965 to 2005. They also took the silver in the 2006 Asian Games.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Taiwan. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please let us know.

Popular sports of Taiwan

Taiwan Sporting Success

Great athletes from Taiwan

Taiwan Sports trivia

Taiwan at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Taiwan

Upcoming sporting events in Taiwan

Annual sporting events held in Taiwan

Sporting Facilities in Taiwan


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