Premier Su Tseng-chang helped kick off the 2020 Citizens Sports Games in the eastern county of Hualien on Saturday by emphasizing how much the government values sports as well as what it has done for the improvement of sports venues and facilities and the development of outstanding athletes. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic engulfs other nations, Taiwan has been able to contain the virus and allow the games to be staged successfully. He conveyed his wishes to all athletes for their best performances.
Competitors at the Citizens Sports Games range widely in age, from 8 to 86, and represent citizens from all corners of the nation. The premier expressed hope that as Taiwan continues to keep the virus at bay, the 2020 games will flourish as a bright stage where individual athletes can outperform themselves and teams shine to their full potential.
Launched in 2000, the Citizens Sports Games is a national-level competitive sporting event that takes place every other year, alternating with the National Games. It aims to promote sporting activities among the citizenry and emphasizes participation by all. This event generally focus on those competitive sports not featured in the Asian Games or the Olympic Games.