Taipei plans to recruit 18,000 volunteers for the 2017 Summer Universiade which is being staged in Taiwan's capital, it has been announced.
The secretary general of Taipei City Government has been named chief executive of the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taiwan’s capital.
An International University Sports Federation (FISU) delegation has completed a 12-day visit to 2017 Summer Universiade hosts Taipei during which officials visited competition venues and discussed progress and preparation with local organisers.
October 27 - A row has broken out over the budget for the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei with the Council in the Taiwanese capital being accused of misusing public funding and guilt of extravagant spending on the event.
January 31 - Taiwan has officially set-up a Preparatory Committee for the 2017 Universiade, which is being held in the capital Taipei.
September 6 - The Mayor of Taipei, host of the 2017 Universiade, has pledged to put his city on the global sporting map as it signed a landmark deal with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
December 28 - Taiwan is expected to receive a significant economical boost by staging the 2017 Summer Universiade according to the Deputy Taipie Mayor, Chen Hsiung-wen.