|First meeting for Summer Universiade
Taipei- The first meeting scheduled by the 29th Summer Universiade Local Organising Committee (LOC) took place on the morning of the 21 February 2017. The LOC invited all Foreign Mission and Liaison Office representatives of countries that have confirmed participation. The South African delegation was led by Ms. Ms Sibongile Mabasa a
Deputy Representative from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation based at the South AFrican -Chinese Taipei Liaison Office.
The purpose of the meeting was to brief foreign missions and Liaison office officals on the state of readniness of the games. Discussed in detail transport plan, visa requirement, security plans and the role of foreign mission offices. It has been confirmed that a total of 141 countries with an estimate total of 12 000 participants have already confirmed their participation for the games in Taipei. The number of countries is expected to be more than 150 as we move closer to the deadline.
The second meeting is scheduled for the 8-12 May 2017 which will consist of all Chef de Missions from particiapting countries where the team draws are also expected to be conducted. The South African athletes are already gearing themselves for a trip to Taipei with trails and camps scheduled to start from the 17 March 2017.
Posted by USSA Communications on 2017-02-27.