The Republic of China (Taiwan) flag was waved during the colorful opening of the 2018 Gay Games in Paris Saturday, not just by the Taiwanese team but also by teams from other nations or areas that support Taiwan. The Taiwanese athletes entered the venue at Stade Jean Bouin waving the ROC flag and a banner reading "The 1st Asian country to legalize equal marriage." The flag was also waved by some members of the French team and by a team from San Francisco. On the official website of the Paris Gay Games, the name of the Taiwanese team was changed from "Taiwan" to "Taipei" in late July. The renaming came amid growing pressure by Beijing on international sports event organizers in their description of teams from Taiwan.
August 5 / Focus Taiwan News Channel