TWG 2009 Kaohsiung, TPE

Background for TWG2009

The host city

With the choice of Kaohsiung in Chinese Taipei as the Host City for World Games 2009, the Games went for the second time to the Asian continent. Based on experience in the World Games 2011 in Akita, officials involved in the preparation of event expected similar language difficulties in Kaohsiung. However it proved that the younger generation in particular were capable of communicating adequately in English.

It was also a nice surprise to the athletes when they arrived in Kaohsiung to find that the Organizers had recruited numerous young interpreters who were capable of communicating in English to assist the participants. It was in particular the attitude and enthusiasm of the volunteers that made the World Games 2009 a very enjoyable event for the participants.

Kaohsiung’s is one of the biggest seaports in the world, and the city of Kaohsiung is likewise very sizeable; sport venues were spread over the whole territory of the city, making transport a major challenge for the organizers. The timely bringing into use of the Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) certainly helped to solve the transport problems in the huge city.

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Medal count

1 Flag of Russia RUS Total 47

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2 Flag of Italy ITA Total 41

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12
13

3 Flag of China, People's Rep. of CHN Total 29

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10
5

4 Flag of United States of America USA Total 26

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5

5 Flag of France FRA Total 38

11
14
13

6 Flag of Ukraine UKR Total 33

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10

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