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Taiwan sends record delegation to Asian Winter Games

2011/01/27 17:51:05

Taipei, Jan. 27 (CNA) Taiwan's largest-ever winter sportsdelegation departed for Kazakhstan in Central Asia Thursday to takepart in the 7th Asian Winter Games that will run from Jan. 30- Feb 6.

The 42-member delegation, including 10 coaches, will compete in arecord five events -- figure skating, short-track speed skating,skiing and ice hockey.

Taiwan only sent four-member groups to participate in the 2006Winter Olympics in Italy and in the 2010 Olympics in Canada,according to Sports Affairs Council Deputy Minister Steven Chen.

A total of 45 countries will take part in this year's AsianWinter Games, featuring 69 events that will be held in the Kazakhstancities of Astan and Almaty.

(By Lin En-pei and Maia Huang)