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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
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán
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