Many campaigns have been launched in Taiwan regarding this, but despite this, these double standards continue even today. Historians and big writers of the world consider it a disgrace for Taiwan because, earlier these restrictions were not on Taiwan in the Olympic Games.
Today we will tell you about some double standards related to the Olympic Games. India’s boxer Lovlina defeated Taiwan’s boxer in the second quarter-finals to secure her place in the semi-finals, but this defeat in the Olympic Games is not of Taiwan’s player, but of Chinese Taipei. Taiwan participates in the Olympic Games under the same name. That is, Taiwan cannot even call itself Taiwan in these games. Think, what would be a bigger misfortune for a country than this?
Fear of China does not get this respect
On July 27, when Taiwan’s weight lifter won the gold medal in the 59 kg weight category, she was not even allowed to say that she had won this medal for Taiwan. When she stood on the podium to receive the gold medal, neither the national flag of Taiwan was raised nor the national anthem of Taiwan was played during this time, while a player from another country wins the gold medal, then the national of her country The flag is also raised and the national anthem of that country is also played, but this country never gets this honor in the Olympic Games due to the fear of China.
Taiwan is an independent and sovereign country, ruled by a democratically elected government, Taiwan has its own national flag, its own national anthem and its own currency, but despite the fear of China, it will consider itself a country in the Olympics. It cannot be established as such and the International Olympic Committee also appears in favor of China on this.
This committee named Taiwan as Chinese Taipei in the year 1981 and only then a rule was made that Taiwan would not play with its national flag. Currently, the flag of Taiwan in the Tokyo Olympics has Olympic Games rings.
The thing to understand is that the International Olympic Committee does not allow this country to play under its name for fear of China, but in these games, Palestinian players are allowed to play under the name of the Palestine Olympic Committee, whereas at present there is no one named Palestine. The country is not on the world map and there is a conflict between Israel and the Palestinians over this.
The question here is that if the International Olympic Committee were impartial, it would have looked at the states of Taiwan in the same way as the states of Palestine.
National Anthem not played even after winning a medal
The side of the Olympic Committee is also similar to that of China on the countries that China claims as its own. You can also understand this with an example from Hong Kong. China claims Hong Kong and for this reason Hong Kong is not allowed to play under this name in the Olympics. In the Olympic Games, this country participates in the name of Hong Kong China and the national anthem is not played even if the players here win gold medals.
Recently, when Hong Kong’s Fencer won the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics, China’s national anthem was played in the medal ceremony, but when people watching this ceremony in a Hong Kong mall protested, they were arrested. . Among them was a 40 years old journalist there.
In Taiwan, many campaigns have been launched regarding this, but despite this, these double standards continue even today. Historians and big writers of the world consider it a disgrace for Taiwan because, earlier these restrictions were not on Taiwan in the Olympic Games.
Boycott of Olympic games
When invitations were sent to both Taiwan and China for the 1952 Olympic Games, the governments of both countries claimed themselves to be the real representatives of China. However, after pressure from China, then Taiwan had to retreat. In 1956, when Taiwan participated in the Olympic Games under the name Formosa China, China did not like this and decided to boycott the Olympic Games.
The name Formosa was given to Taiwan by Portugal in the 16th century, which means beautiful. This dispute lasted for a long time and in 1972 Taiwan was included in the Olympics under the name of Republic of China.
China did not participate in the Olympic Games for 32 years
However, after pressure from China, this name was canceled in the year 1979 and the International Olympic Committee accepted the Beijing government as the official representative of China and since then Taiwan has never been able to go to the Olympics under the name of Taiwan and as a country. This is most unfortunate for Taiwan. The thing to notice is that China did not participate in the Olympic Games for 32 years to strengthen its claim on Taiwan.
Double Standards of the International Olympic Committee
Another example of the double standards of the International Olympic Committee you can understand from Russia. At this time you will see the medal tally of Olympic Games, then you will not see the name of Russia anywhere in it.
Instead of Russia, you will see a country named ROC, under whose name Russian players are playing in the Tokyo Olympics. ROC stands for Russian Olympic Committee.
Russia was banned from participating in these Games after the doping scandal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but because Russia is second in the world among medal winners in these Games, the committee imposed a ban on Russia, But at the same time Russia also found a new way for it to play. Now imagine, how was this banned?
There is also a question here that if some other country had done the same scandal, would it have adopted a similar attitude ?