Chinese Taipei: The medal-winning Olympic nation you won’t find on any maps
By The New Zealand Herald
The names of a number of the teams competing at the Olympic Games have had people scratching their heads.
The main one has been ROC, the Russian Olympic Committee, which is an umbrella term for Russian athletes as Russia itself has been banned until late 2022 for state-sanctioned doping.
But there’s one team that has been causing confusion for decades – for more than 40 years, in fact.
That team is Chinese Taipei.
Chinese Taipei is the name given at the Olympics to the Republic of China better known as Taiwan.