National intercollegiate Athletic Games 2022 comes to a successful close See you next year at Chung Yuan Christian University
After five days of exciting competition, the closing ceremony of the National intercollegiate Athletic Games 2022 (NUG 2022 NTSU) was held on the afternoon of May 11 at National Taiwan Sport University (NTSU). In the Games this time, the national record was broken nine times in 4 events and record 44 times in 25 events, with 541 gold medals awarded (for details see the event official website: https://111nug.ntsu.edu.tw/). As athletes from 151 universities and colleges brought the event to an end with excellent performance, Deputy Director-General of the Sports Administration Lin Che-hung announced the closing of the NUG 2022 NTSU; President Chiu Ping-kun passed the Games flag to Vice-principal Chung Tsai-wang of the next host Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU).
Deputy Director-General Lin thanked the team at NTSU and the various cooperating schools in the Taoyuan area for their strong support and the 1,000 volunteers for their enthusiastic participation that allowed all the tasks of the Games to be completed in spite of the effect of the pandemic. He said the Sports Administration will continue to work to increase the sports participation rate in Taiwan and improve student performance with regard fitness indicators as well as actively promote the nurturing of school sports talent, guide the establishment of regional nurturing systems and integrate the systematic training system for grassroots athletes, and will also keep open channels to higher study to nurture national sports talent. He said he hopes that all athletes can learn the spirit of never giving up and respecting their opponents through competition.
The closing ceremony began with highlights of the 2022 edition of the Games, looking back on happy times together. NTSU President Chiu said the students and teachers of NTSU and event staff made every effort to allow athletes to compete to the best of their ability on a comfortable and safe stage. He thanked the athletes and officials from each school for taking part enthusiastically and also all cooperating units, sponsors, judges, students and teachers and volunteers for leading NTSU to complete this mission.
Next year’s host CYCU will be 32 years since the school first held the Games in 1991. CYCU arranged a performance of the Taiwanese folk song “Home of Plum Blossom” by a string quartet with lively melody and quick rhythm. The hope is, like the name of the song, to let the spirit of the Games bloom across the home of plum blossom-Taoyuan. The performance also gave attendees a warm and profound memory at the end of this year’s Games. Athletes from university and colleges are invited to come together for the NUG 2023.