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2014 ITTF Para World Championships to be the Largest Ever

Lausanne, September 4, 2014: The 2014 ITTF Para World Championships will be held in Beijing, China from 6-15 September 2014, and will be the largest ITTF Para World Championships ever staged. Held once every four years, the ITTF Para Table Tennis World Championships is the most prestigious events in Para Table Tennis.

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WEIKERT Becomes the 7th ITTF President

Lausanne, Sept 01, 2014: Today is a historic day in the history of the International Table Tennis, with the current President Adham SHARARA (CAN) moving into his new role as ITTF Chairman and current Deputy President Thomas WEIKERT (GER) becoming the 7th ITTF President. Adham SHARARA who has been the ITTF President

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ITTF Shortlisted For Beyond Sport Award for the 3rd Year in a Row

Lausanne, August 11, 2014: The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has been shortlisted for the prestigious “Beyond Sport: Sport Federation or Governing Body of the Year” for the third year in a row for its successful Dream Building Program. ITTF’s Deputy CEO Glenn TEPPER stated: “ITTF Dream Building being shortlisted by the

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ITTF Goes Plastic for Future Events

Lausanne, August 04, 2014: From 1 July 2014, all International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) sanctioned and World Title events will be played using plastic composite balls instead of the traditional celluloid ball. There are no rule changes, as plastic balls are according to the ITTF’s rules in table tennis competitions since the

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DHS Announces Table Tennis Table

Lausanne, July 22, 2014: Table Tennis Table, The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and manufacturer Double Happiness (DHS) has revealed the table that will be used for the Table Tennis events at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. The table, which has been named the “YOG Rainbow” , was specially designed for

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IOC Sport for Hope Centre in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, July 18, 2014: IOC Sport Hope Centre, The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is pleased to have contributed to the opening of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sport for Hope Centre in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Sport for Hope Centre was officially opened this week by the President of the IOC

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ITTF Women’s World Cup Heads to Europe for the First Time

Lausanne, July 9, 2014: ITTF Women’s World Cup, Linz, Austria has won the right to host the 2014 ITTF Women’s World Cup, which is one of the most prestigious events on the ITTF calendar. The 2014 edition of the Women’s World Cup will take place at the Sportpark Lissfeld on 17-19 October

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ITTF New Partnership with Rightster Agreement

Lausanne, June 10, 2014: The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Rightster, a leading global video distribution and monetisation company. Rightster already partners with a number of leading sports organisations and bodies, to support the monetisation and engagement of their content, including the Australian Football

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MA Long Closes in on World Tour Record

Chengdu, China, June 8, 2014: World Tour Record, MA Long (CHN) has moved closer to becoming the most successful ever ITTF World Tour player by clinching gold at the GAC Group 2014 World Tour Super Series China Open which concluded on 8 June 2014 in Chengdu, China. The world number two defeated

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ITTF Announces Winning Bids for Top Events

Lausanne, May 19, 2014: winning bids, The recent International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) ZEN-NOH World Championships, did not just see the world’s best players play, Tokyo was also the place to allocate future top ITTF events. Bangkok, Thailand, won their bid to host the most lucrative table tennis event on earth, the