Buy State Flags from Allstate FlagsBuy US flags from Five Star Flags
This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Sporting flags (Taiwan)

Last modified: 2004-11-13 by phil nelson
Keywords: sporting flags | taipei | olympics | soccer ball | sun | olympic rings |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

See also:

Taiwanese Olympic flag

[Taiwanese Olympic flag]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán

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

Chinese Taipei Soccer Association

[Soccer Association flag] by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán

[Soccer association flag with name] by Miles Li

This illustration is of a flag that I saw the Taiwan National Soccer Team bring to New Zealand during the 1990 World Cup Oceania Qualification Series. It has a similar emblem that is used on their Olympic Flag, but the Olympic Rings are replaced with a ying-yang device in black-white. Within each section is a rendition of a soccer ball.

The background color was yellow. It is a safe assumption that the reason the Chinese-Taipei National Soccer Federation uses this flag is because of FIFA's recognition of the People's Republic of China. I was informed by the chairman of the New Zealand Football Association that when they used the ROC flag and the Nationalist Chinese Anthem for a NZ vs ROC match in the early '80's, they caught a lot of flak from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs because the Chinese Embassy made a very nasty complaint about it.
Dean Thomas, 23 September 2000