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March 2, 2003

Taipei beats Athens in bid to sponsor 2009 Deaflympics

From: eTaiwan News, Taiwan - 02 Mar 2003

2003-03-02 / Central News Agency /

Taiwan has beaten Greece to win the right to host the 2009 Deaflympics, the first time Taiwan has won the right to sponsor the games, according to news from Sweden yesterday.

A Taiwan delegation comprised of officials of the Chinese Taipei Sports Association of the Deaf and the Taipei city government won 52 of the 86 effective votes cast Friday at a conference in Sundsvall, Sweden.

The 21st Deaflympics will be held September 5-15 in Taipei, with nearly 10,000 deaf athletes from more than 100 countries competing, the biggest international event in Taiwan's sporting history.

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