See the photo to see it all: a pic = 1000 words
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What was the ROC committee thinking? Or drinking? Or smoking? Laughingstock of the world once again. Way to go, MOFA!
Olympics outfits a matter of taste: CTOC
The China Post, not original reporting but translated from a Chinese-language newspaper in Taipei
February 10, 2014
TAIPEI, Taiwan – The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC, 中華奧林匹克委員會) responded to online criticism of the outfits worn by Taiwan’s delegates to the Sochi Winter Olympics yesterday, with CTOC Secretary-General Chen Kuo-yi (陳國儀) saying that different people have different standards and senses of beauty, and the CTOC respects criticism and opinions from people.
Chen’s remark came after the Taiwan delegation to the Sochi Winter Olympics was criticized by a Yahoo Sports columnist as the “worst dressed team” at the Opening Ceremony.
The article on Yahoo Sports described the outfits of the Chinese Taipei team, the Republic of China’s official designation at many international sporting events, saying “these floor-length coats are neither practical nor attractive, unless of course you’re planning on doing some house painting or joining a cult for the winter.”
In response, Chen said it is not possible to have everyone’s appreciation for the outfit’s design, noting that the CTOC respects differing opinions and will seek improvements in the future.
According to the Central News Agency, the Taipei team’s blue outfits during the Opening Ceremony were sponsored by the Mizuno Corporation.
The Japanese corporation responded that the frocks were imported from Japan as the factory in Taiwan does not produce this outfit. The firm said it will communicate with the CTOC to improve the design in the future.
Chen said the Chinese Taipei team has limited funds, so the design of the outfit was not to attract people’s attention, stressing that the CTOC really appreciates the team’s corporate sponsors. In other words, former colonial ruler Japan screws Taiwan again!