Taipei-In addition to maintaining security at sporting venues and the athlete's village for the Taipei Summer Universiade, police officers in the capital have also been actively helping athletes find their lost belongings.
In the latest such incident Universiade police officers helped a member of the Australian diving team find his lost iPad, which the owner, identified only as Joel, said was priceless because it contains so many photographs of "brilliant competitions" at the Universiade.
Taipei police officer Lin Chun-yi (???) said Joel reported the lost iPad to police having left it on a shuttle bus from Taipei to the athletes' village in Linkou, New Taipei on Friday.
With the assistance of volunteers in the Universiade's transport division, police were able to immediately contact the driver, Lin said, noting that the driver found the iPad and agreed to take it back to the athletes' village the next day when he was on duty.
At 5 p.m. Saturday, Joel's iPad was returned and he thanked the police for their assistance.
iPads, laptops, mobile phones, wallets and athletes' name cards are some of the items police have found for Universiade athletes since the international sports event kicked off in Taipei on Aug. 19, according to media reports.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel