TPE Olympics: What country is TPE at Tokyo 2020? History, flag and national anthem explained
The three letters TPE being seen on our TV screens might be leaving some Olympics fans wracking their brains as to what country that could possibly be. Medals are already starting to come in for competitors of TPE but what's the background of the country? Watch every unmissable moment from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games live on Discovery+ and the Eurosport app
Golds have also come courtesy of swimmer Adam Peaty defending his 100m breaststroke title and Tom Dean becoming the first British male swimmer to claim two golds at the same Olympics in 113 years after he and his team-mates won the 200m freestyle relay.
Olympics fans may have also noticed plenty of TPE athletes on the podiums so far - but how good is your knowledge when it comes to countries and flags?
Taiwan has been competing under the name Chinese Taipei since the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Chinese Taipei has competed at the Olympic Games since 1956 but has gone through several name changes over the years
Between 1956 and 1972 the National Olympic Committee (NOC) competed under the name Republic of China and after missing the 1976 and 1980 Games, the NOC returned in 1984 under the name Chinese Taipei and has competed under that name since.
Following pressure from the People’s Republic of China, Taiwanese athletes have competed under the Chinese Taipei Olympic flag instead of the flag of the Republic of China since 1984.
Chinese Taipei has had plenty of success in weightlifting at the Olympics
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The National Flag Anthem of the Republic of China is played instead of the National Anthem of the Republic of China at medal ceremonies.
Throughout the NOC's 14 Olympic appearances, it has won 24 medals with five of them gold.
At the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Chinese Taipei won one gold and two bronze medals, one of its best overall results at the Olympic Games.
Weightlifting is Chinese Taipei's most successful Olympic sport, contributing three of the five gold medals won by the NOC.
Hsu Shu-Ching won back-to-back gold medals in 2012 and 2016 while Chen Wei-Ling won the NOC's first gold in the weightlifting in Beijing when she claimed victory in the 48kg category.
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