Delegates at the International Conference on Women and Sport, hosted by Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) ©Olympic Council of Asia

The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) has hosted a major conference on women in sport entitled "Education, Policies and Resource Integration" in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Sports Policy Network.

Over 200 delegates from the athletic and academic fields and the country's Government attended the fourth such event since it was founded in 2011.

Natalya Sipovich, who chairs the Women and Sport Committee of the Olympic Council of Asia, Dr Supitr Samahito, vice-president of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand and a member of the Women and Sport Committee, and Vickie Saunders, founder of Australia's The Sponsorship Consultants, were the main speakers.

A display was given by a women's gymnastics team from the host country, who won a silver medal at this year's Summer Universiade, which was held in Taipei.

Delegates at the Women in Sport conference in Chinese Taipei ©Olympic Council of Asia
Delegates at the Women in Sport conference in Chinese Taipei ©Olympic Council of Asia

Fong-Chi Chu, an Executive Board member who chairs the Women and Sport Commission of the CTOC, welcomed delegates, while CTOC President Hong-Dow Lin praised the contribution of the women's sports leaders in organising the conference.

Chinese Taipei sent 57 athletes, 31 women and 26 men to Rio 2016, the third Olympics at which there were more women than men representing the island country.

The country's three medallists, one gold and two bronze, were the women's archery team, led by Tan Ya-ting, who eventually finished among the top eight in the individual recurve, and weightlifters Kuo Hsing-chun in the women's 58 kilogram category, and Hsu Shu-ching, who upgraded her silver from London 2012 to a golden finish in the women's 53 kg category.