GAWSF Chairman Visits 2025 World Masters Games HQ in Taipei

The "2025 New Taipei - Taipei World Masters Games", co-hosted by New Taipei City and Taipei City in Chinese Taipei, is currently in the midst of active registration. The World Masters Games, to be held from May 17 to 30, 2025, will feature 35 sporting events (9 of which include Para events), and is open to anyone aged 30 and above with no upper age limit. The public is warmly invited to register and participate, combining competition with tourism. This sporting event, which combines international exchange, cultural experience and sightseeing, is expected to attract over 110 countries, nearly 30,000 athletes and 10,000 accompanying personnel to Chinese Taipei, aiming to boost sports tourism and create high tourism benefits for Chinese Taipei.

This anticipated event with 40,000 participants is expected to be the largest sporting event in the history of Chinese Taipei. Dr. Che Kuong Hon, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Global Association of World Sports Federations (GAWSF), was invited to visit the World Masters Games Organizing Committee headquarters and venues in Taipei City, and was presented with the event's mascot by the Organizing Committee.

Mr. Lin You-mao, a 103-year-old who has registered for the World Masters Games, is currently the Guinness World Record holder for "Oldest Badminton Player". Mr. Lin loves sports, and badminton is his passion, with over 40 years of experience. He has been the consecutive champion of the Taiwan Qingchen Cup Badminton Tournament for 40 years, and has even traveled abroad for badminton competitions, demonstrating remarkable physical ability. Mr. Lin has registered for the badminton event at the World Masters Games and is currently training hard, hoping to win another gold medal.

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