October 24, 2021

Why is Taiwan not called Taiwan at the Olympics?

Why is Taiwan not called Taiwan at the Olympics?

Why is Taiwan not called Taiwan at the Olympics?

By France24
07/27/2021

Taiwan’s star weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun won gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, but when she ascended the podium to receive her medal there was no national flag and no national anthem to greet her.

Taiwan cannot even call itself “Taiwan” at the Games. Instead, it must use the title “Chinese Taipei”, a source of considerable frustration to many Taiwanese.

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