The Taiwan Institute of Sports Science opens, launching a new era for sports science in Taiwan
The Taiwan Institute of Sports Science (Institute) was inaugurated on September 16th at the National Sports Training Center Multipurpose Balls Hall. President Tsai Ing-wen and Premier Chen Chien-jen personally attended the opening ceremony; they said that such sports science centers are important institutions for bringing coaches and athletes together with scientific expertise to improve competitive ability in countries that are international sports powers. In the future, the Institute will cooperate with the National Sports Training Center to carry out athlete training and promote sports science research. It will also request project support from the Executive Yuan and coordinate with the Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Education to complete the construction of the Sports Science Building.
Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung said that at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics our delegation achieved the best results ever with 2 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals; sports science played a vital support role in the training and competition participation of the athletes; many related people were keen to enhance sports science supports capability and thus recommended the establishment of a national sports science center. In response, the Sports Administration invited the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee, the National Sports Training Center alongside experts and scholars to discuss the Act for establishment of the National sports Science Center(Draft) and related legislative procedures were launched. The regulations were promulgated by the President on February 8, 2023, and came into effect on August 1, 2023 following the Executive Yuan’s order on July 12, 2023.They provide strong support for sports scientific research, building a better quality sports support and care system to nurture Taiwanese athletes who will win glory on the sports field in future.
The Institute holds "promoting sports scientific research and application and enhancing international sports competitiveness" as its mission and vision. Its main tasks are to provide sports science support services for the training and competition participation of outstanding national team athletes, and also to promote sports scientific research and conduct sports technology R&D to enhance Taiwan’s sports science soft power, increase Taiwan’s international sports competitiveness, and help Taiwan continue to achieve excellent results in major international sports events such as the Olympic Games, Asian Games and World University Games.
Accompanying the President at the Institute’s opening ceremony were Premier Chen Chien-jen, Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung, Administrative Deputy Minister of Education and Chairman of the National Training Center Lin Teng-chiao, Director General of the Sports Administration Cheng Shih-chung, Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee President Lin Hong-dow and Taiwan Institute of Sports Science Chairman Wu Cheng-wen and others who jointly witnessed a new milestone for Taiwan's sports science.