Sport in Taiwan
As a sport lover, i definitely have to write an article which talk about sport here. Since i am here i practice a lot of sport and i think now i am able to talk about sport here.
First i have to that, thank's to a lot of parks, cycle roads, playgrounds, taiwanese people are very sporty. The most popular spectator sport is baseball. It is commonly considered the national sport in Taiwan.Due to political reasons and pressures from the People's Republic of China, the organisations or national teams from Taiwan have been competing as Chinese Taipei in international sporting events, such as the Olympic Games.
Baseball was first introduced during Japanese rule. It is the most popular spectator sport in Taiwan. The professional baseball league is the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL), and the main playoff competition is the Taiwan Series. Taiwan has been "exporting" baseball talents to Japan and United States over the past few decades, such as Tai-Yuan Kuo (Taigen Kaku) to the Seibu Lions, Chien-Ming Wang to the New York Yankees/Washington Nationals, and Wei-Yin Chen to the Baltimore Orioles. The Chinese Taipei baseball team is currently the seventh ranked baseball team in the world. I really hope to see a match before i leave.
Basketball is the most popular ball sport in Taiwan that people actually play. The men's and women's basketball leagues are the Super Basketball League (SBL) and the Women's Super Basketball League (WSBL), respectively. Since i am here, i try to begin to play basketball, it is impressive to see how taiwanese love basketball, they all wear basketball jerseys and play in playgrounds (at every corner) all day and night long. And at the university, every boys and a lot of girl practice basketball. They also play volley ball and badminton, but i am really sad to see as a frenchboy that taiwanese do not play football. Here i practice three times a week running, swimming and gym and i can see that those three sports are really appreciate by local people too, even swimming is especially more for old people that really make me feel a good swimmer. Old people also practice tennis here, because there are in taipei a lot of public tennis ground. Martial arts such as t'ai chi ch'uan and taekwondo are also practiced by many people.
I have to say that the sporty discovery here is golf. Here it is really cheap to practice this sport (5 euros for 2hours) and so every week, with my roommates we go to a driving range near our apartment to romp ourselves.
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