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‘Inside 2017 Taipei Universiade’ to Premiere at National Geographic Channel
The documentary on the City’s hosting of the 2017 World University Games will premiere on the National Geographic Channel on October 31!Titled “Inside 2017 Taipei Universiade,” the film will be aired in 42 Asian countries following the premiere in Taiwan, allowing international audience to witness the most amazing moments of the sports event.At the press conference for the documentary on October 30, Mayor Ko Wen-je was overwhelmed with emotion when watching the film. He noted that the Taipei Universiade was arguably a summer miracle, making history while providing an opportunity to unite the people of Taiwan.The film is aimed to share with the public stories behind the scenes of the games, Ko pointed out. He added that 80 percent of the Universiade stadiums and venues were remodeled for the occasion, meaning that the facilities will not lie idle following the conclusion but instead will be repurposed and utilized by schools, local governments, and communities. Touched by the movie, the mayor reckoned that Taipei Universiade turned “Mission Impossible” into “Mission Accomplished.” He attributed the success to the unsung heroes, whose contributions included stadium construction, cityscape beautification, dining services, security maintenance, medical services, and volunteering. Premier William Lai, who also attended the press event, wished success for the documentary’s airing around the world. He also expressed his gratitude to Taipei City Government for introducing Taiwan to an international audience, allowing people of the island to witness the glory brought by local athletes who claimed a total of 90 medals.