Jun 28, 2017MarketComments Off on Universiade torch passes through Daegu
Seoul--The torch for the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade passed through Daegu, Taipei's sister city in South Korea, on Wednesday, the last overseas leg of its journey.
The torch was officially lit in the Italian city of Turin on June 20 at the start of its two-month trip. It then headed to Napoli, host of the 2019 Summer Universiade and Thailand's Bangkok, host of the 2007 Summer Universiade before moving on to Daegu.
Daegu, the fourth largest city in South Korea, was chosen to mark its role as host of the 2003 Summer Universiade.
The torch will reach Taiwan on June 29 and be carried to Jade Mountain, Taiwan's highest peak at 3,952 meters. It will then visit Taiwan's 22 cities and counties.
The 2017 Summer Universiade will take place from Aug. 19-30 and involve more than 7,700 student athletes from 153 countries competing in 21 sports at 38 venues in Taipei, Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County, New Taipei City and Taoyuan City.