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image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 05 June 2012
At the Olympics, Taiwan is called 'Chinese Taipei' and the
athletes compete under the Olympic flag.
Josh Fruhlinger, 07 February 1996
I saw in the past Olympics´ opening ceremonies, in the
parade of the national Olympics teams that Taiwan uses a
white flag with the Taiwan's National Olympic Committee's
emblem. This flag is used since 1980 by a International
Olympic Committee's resolution in 1979, because the Taiwan's
national flag was used by the nationalist forces in
continental China, during the army conflict between Chiang
Kai-shek and Mao Tse- tung.
Roberto Miramontes Ibarra, 02 September 1999
After reviewing lots of photos from newspapers and the web, and visiting the
official Chinese Taipei web site, I've
redrawn the Chinese Taipei Olympic flag. Look at the blossom bloom silhouette
blue outer frame, it is clearly wider than both the middle and the inner ones.
Besides, the latter, thus the red one, is narrower than the other two.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 05 June 2012
The Chinese Taipei Olympic flag shows the Blue Sky with a White Sun (the
emblem of the Republic of China) and the Olympic rings, encircled by a
five-petaled Prunus mei (the national flower) drawn in red, white, and blue
(national colours). For other Olympic and international sporting events, Taiwan
uses variations on the Olympic flag.
Zoltan Horvath, 02 March 2014
2000 version has the plum blossom larger. There seems to be a reason for that,
as several of the flags appear to have their own sizes for the plum blossom.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 04 May 2014