National Sports Day perk: free access to public sports centers
Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) All Taiwan residents will have access to public sports centers and athletic facilities around the country free of charge on National Sports Day on Sept. 9, the Sports Administration announced on Tuesday.
The free usage of public sports facilities is a part of a National Sports Day campaign that will include free fitness tests, which are available throughout September, said Deputy Education Minister Lin Teng-chiao (林騰蛟), the acting head of the Sports Administration.
Also on tap is a free sports-themed show combining sports and the performing arts at Taipei Arena on Sept. 19. A total of 10,000 tickets will be available starting at 1 p.m. on Aug. 29 through the KKTIX ticketing system, according to the Sports Administration.
The event will match rhythmic gymnastics with a performance by a symphony orchestra and also feature performances by triathlete Li Shiao-yu (李筱瑜) and the karate team of National Taipei University of Education, it said.
National Sports Day was established under the National Sports Act in 1929. It is celebrated to encourage people to establish a habit of exercising regularly to stay healthy, the Sports Administration said.
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