Taiwan to impose athlete code of conduct in wake of controversy at Beijing Winter Olympics

The Taiwan Sports Administration introduced yesterday that nationwide team athletes must abide by a brand new code of conduct to compete in the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, in September.
The guidelines are being drafted in response to Taiwanese speedskater Huang Yu-ting’s (黃郁婷) seemingly unpatriotic habits on the worldwide stage.
Huang, who was the flag bearer for Taiwan at the opening ceremony, has drawn significant flack from domestic audiences for her actions and comments made earlier than and during the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Prior to the games, the two-time Olympian uploaded a video on Instagram of herself sporting the uniform of the Chinese speedskating group at a coaching in Salt Lake City, Utah.
At the 1,500m speedskating race on Feb. 7, Huang advised the Beijing Daily that she was touched by the audience’s enthusiasm, saying it “felt like I was competing at house.”

Then after โซล่าเซลล์ ’s 1,000m race, Huang thanked her supporters on Facebook, saying “the remark section is now open for haters and trolls.”

She posted the same remark on the Chinese microblogging Web web site Sina Weibo, but added that “there are no trolls in the comment section” there.
Notably, Huang’s performances for ‘Chinese Taipei’ on the Olympics had been surprisingly lacklustre.
She finished twenty fourth in the women’s 1,000 metre occasion and just twenty sixth within the women’s 500 metre event — regardless of taking home the gold and silver medals for a similar distances at the Four Continents Speed Skating Championships in Calgary, Canada, in December.
The Sports Administration says it will collect representatives from the Chinese Taipei Skating Union and the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee to debate Huang’s case and would decide whether she should be penalized throughout the subsequent few weeks.
Current regulations don’t prohibit Taiwanese athletes from speaking freely on social media and sporting the uniforms of other countries in apply classes, and so aren’t grounds for disqualification.
The present manual for the national staff doesn’t stipulate how athletes should behave and no steerage is given through the info session for athletes earlier than worldwide competitors..

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