In April, all types of sports have been canceled around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic. But not in Taiwan.

Taiwan has been relatively successful at controlling the virus, with 477 cases to date and merely six deaths by August 7,2020. Thanks to early prevention and detection efforts, the island has never gone into total lockdown. The government has promoted social distancing and face masks until now. (Read more: Why can’t Coronavirus survive in Taiwan?)

Taiwan’s baseball league called CPBL (Chinese Professional Baseball League), opened the season on April 11,2020, becoming the first league to play regular-season. Other baseball leagues around the world have been postponed to May or later. Even Taiwan has shown success in containing the spread of the disease, no more than 500 people -including players, coaches, umpires, media, league officials and stadium staff were allowed into the venues. Therefore, the matches were being played to empty stadiums, with audience members replaced by cardboard cut-outs with faces of actual fans in the seats.

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Sports are popular in Taiwan. Some of the most common sports include basketball, baseball, football, badminton and softball. Martial arts such as t’ai chi ch’uan and taekwondo are also practiced by many people. Baseball is one of the country’s most popular spectator sport. It is commonly considered the national sport in Taiwan.

After pandemic, you probably want to have a Taiwan tour! You can hire a Taipei tour guide and private vehicle from Justaiwantour for your 8H planless tour. Or you just here for layover, don’t worry! We have a baseball field in Taoyuang (which city airport TPE sits in), you can choose from 4H, 6H and 8H layover tour to enjoy a baseball game!

Due to political reasons and pressures from the People’s Republic of China, the organizations or national teams from Taiwan have been competing as Chinese Taipei in international sporting events, such as the Olympic Games.

Chinese Taipei Olympic flag
Taiwan’s national flag

Taiwan Most Popular Sports

RankSportsLeagueFamous Athlete (International)
1BaseballCPBLChien-Ming Wang, Wei-Yin Chen, Lin Tzu-Wei (MLB)
2BasketballSBL, P.League+Jeremy Lin (NBA)
3BadmintonTzu-ying Tai, Cheng Shao-chieh
4GolfYani Tseng
5TennisHsieh Su-wei, Chia-jung, Chan Yung-jan
6Table TennisChuang Chih-Yuan
Chien-Ming Wang
Wei-Yin Chen
Jeremy Lin
Tzu-ying Tai
Yani Tseng
Hsieh Su-wei
Chuang Chih-Yuan

2020 Sports Calendar (Schedules impacted by the coronavirus) by ESPN

The following is a list of global sports leagues and events that have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis and the estimated start or resumed dates from the respective leagues. This list and the dates are subject to change.

BASKETBALL

NBAJuly 31 | Rescheduled
WNBAJuly 25 | Rescheduled
Euroleague and Euro Cup2020 season | Canceled
Chinese basketball associationJune 20 | Rescheduled

FOOTBALL

NFLSept. 10 | No change
NCAAFAug. 29 | No change
CFLSeptember | Rescheduled
XFL2020 season | Canceled

BASEBALL

MLBJuly 23 | Rescheduled

HOCKEY

NHLAug. 1 | Rescheduled

SOCCER

MLSJuly 8 | Rescheduled
EPLJune 17 | Rescheduled
Champions League2020 season | Postponed
La LigaJune 11 | Rescheduled
Bundesliga2020 season | No change
Serie AJune 20 | Rescheduled
Euro 2020Moved to 2021 | Postponed
Copa AmericaMoved to 2021 | Postponed
NWSLJune 27 | Rescheduled
A-League (Australia)July 17 | Rescheduled

COMBAT

MMAUFC 252, Aug. 15 | No change
BoxingFury-Wilder, early October | No change

TENNIS

ATP/WTAAug. 22 | Rescheduled
US OpenAug. 31-Sept. 13 | No change
French OpenSept. 27-Oct. 11 | Rescheduled
Wimbledon2020 matches | Canceled

GOLF

PGAResumed
LPGAJuly 31 | Rescheduled
PGAPGA Championship, Aug. 6-9 | Rescheduled
PGAFedEx Cup, Aug. 13-Sept. 7 | Rescheduled
PGAU.S. Open, Sept. 17-20 | Rescheduled
Ryder CupSept. 25-27 | Rescheduled
The MastersNov. 12-15 | Rescheduled
European Tour2020 match | Postponed
Open Championship2020 match | Postponed

最後修改日期: 8 月 20, 2020

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