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Golf, weightlifting to be at 2017 Taipei Universiade

TAIPEI--The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has agreed to the addition of golf and weightlifting at the 2017 Summer Universiade, bringing to 19 the number of sports to be contested at the games in Taipei, the city government said yesterday.

The new additions fall into the category of optional sports, which also include baseball, archery and badminton.

The FISU executive committee also accepted Taipei's request to hold roller sports and billiards competitions on a demonstration basis, the city's sports bureau said in a statement.

At a committee meeting held Sunday in Trento, Italy, FISU President Claude-Louis Gallien further agreed to evaluate the latter two events before 2017 as candidates to become optional sports at the Taipei games, the sports bureau said.

The committee gave the approval after hearing a briefing given by Deputy Mayor Timothy Ting, which included an update on the progress of the games' organization.

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