TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- Taipei Universiade Athletes’ Village officially opened on Saturday and is ready to welcome around 12,000 delegates from 131 countries, including 7,639 athletes.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said “This is Taiwan’s first athlete’s village” as the result of assistance from the International University Sports Association (FISU) and the joint effort of the central government, and governments of Taipei and New Taipei City.
The village includes 34 buildings, with a total of 2,138 apartments. Each apartment can accommodate three to seven people. Taipei Summer Universiade Organizing Committee (TUOC) has selected high-quality Taiwan-made bedding for the bedrooms in the village. Considering Taiwan’s heat and humidity during summer, bedding sets are all made of 100% cotton, benzene-free, and skincare anti-mite material to avoid allergic reactions.
The village’s dining hall has 3,500 seats and will operate 20 hours a day to provide 40,000 meals. The menu includes Taiwanese, Asian, European/Mediterranean and Halal cuisines and also vegetarian food. The Taipei mayor assures the village will make the visitors feel at home.
According to the organizing committee, 32 countries had checked into the village by Saturday, including Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Taiwan.