Newspaper article China Post

A Report Said Universiade Prep Is a Shambles but the Taipei Gov't Isn't Having It

Newspaper article China Post

A Report Said Universiade Prep Is a Shambles but the Taipei Gov't Isn't Having It

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A Taipei official has rushed to criticize a report published Wednesday claiming that major problems are plaguing the city's preparations to host the Universiade international sporting competition in August.

According to a local tabloid, there were four "chaotic" deficiencies: second-hand LED displays rented from China, problematic procurement for timing equipment, delays in generating menus for the athletes' village and the fact that the city's newly constructed NT$21 billion basketball stadium would be used only for exhibition games.

Department of Information and Tourism Commissioner Chien Yu-yen called the claims baseless on a radio talk show program and dared those who made the critiques to come forward and discuss the alleged problems. …

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