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Trains Receive Taipei 2017 Universiade Makeover as Countdown Continues

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The trains in Taipei have been decorated with nearly a month to go until the Summer Universiade. Photo: Facebook/Taiwan Everything

Taipei’s trains have been given a makeover for the Summer Universiade, with carriages having been decorated in a sporting theme.

Sports taking place at the Universiade have been featured on the floors of the trains, with the aim of promoting the event.

Athletics tracks and swimming pools are among the facilities which have been depicted on several mass rapid transit trains to be used during the multi-sport event.

Basketball, baseball and football have also been featured as organizers seek to boost excitement, with just over one month to go.

The decorated trains have offered local residents with a variety of photo opportunities.

The Universiade is due to take place from August 19 to 30.

Aquatics, athletics, archery, badminton, baseball, basketball and billiards are among the events that will take place.

Fencing, football, gymnastics, golf, judo, roller skating, table tennis and taekwondo will also be held, along with tennis, volleyball, weightlifting and wushu.

The event will be the largest international sports showpiece that Taiwan has ever staged.

Events are scheduled to held in venues across Taipei, Keelung, New Taipei, Taoyuan and Hsinchu.

The Torch Relay officially began last month in Turin, with the flame having also spent time in Napoli, the Italian host of the 2019 Summer Universiade.

It will also visit Thai capital Bangkok, host of the 2007 Summer Universiade, and South Korea’s Daegu, host of the 2003 edition, before making its way to Taipei.

The domestic leg of the Torch Relay will see the flame visit all of the country’s 22 cities and counties.

Around 10,000 athletes from 150 countries are expected to take part at the Universiade.

By Michael Pavitt

Republished with permission from insidethegames.biz

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