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Reigning Olympic Champions will Not Defend Titles in London

By Ian Marshall, April 18, 2012: China’s MA Lin and ZHANG Yining, the winners of the respective Men’s and Women’s Singles titles at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will not defend their titles in London later this year in July. ZHANG Yining, now 31 years old, retired from international play following her

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First Place Means First Place for Brazilian Teenage Star

By Ian Marshall : April 18, 2012: A first career Junior Boys’ Singles title on the ITTF Junior Circuit means that Hugo CALDERANO moves into first place on the ITTF Junior Circuit Boys’ Standings. The 15 year old Brazilian from Rio de Janeiro won the Junior Boys’ Singles event at the Argentina

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Success at the Fourth Attempt for Hungarian; Europeans Book Olympic Places

By Ian Marshall, April 17, 2012: Hungary’s Adam PATTANYTUS and Italy’s TAN Wenling clinched the two final places available in the respective men’s and women’s events at the European Olympic Qualification Tournament, which concluded in Luxembourg on Sunday 15th April 2012 (Europeans Book Olympic). In the crucial contests Adam PATTANTYUS beat Turkey’s

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Organizers of the Global Junior Program Events Decided

By Judit Farago (Laussane-SUI): During its meetings at the recent LIEBHERR World Championships the International Table Tennis Federation decided on the host for several future ITTF title events (Organizers). The Annual General Meeting awarded the 2015 WTTC to the Chinese Table Tennis Association and to the city of Suzhou, while the ITTF

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Top Five Places for Newly Crowned World Team Champions

Newly Crowned World Team, Unbeaten at the recently completed LIEBHERR World Team Championships in Dortmund, China’s 23 year old MA Long and 21 year old DING Ning, retain their places at the top of the respective Men’s and Women’s World Ranking lists. They appear in the no.1 positions on the listings issued

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18th Title for Both Chinese Teams, World Champions Defeat European Champions

Dortmund-Germany, April 01, 2012: Title Chinese Teams,The winners two years earlier in Moscow, China retained their Men´sTeam title at the LIEBHERR World TeamTable Tennis Championships in Dortmund on Sunday 1st April 2012, and thus held high the Swaythling Cup for an unprecedented 18th time. At the final hurdle, China overcame Germany as

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Suzhou to host 2015 World Championships

ITTF membership now 217-strong, 2015 World Championships 2015 World ChampionshipsThe Annual General Meeting of the International Table Tennis Federation takes place annually during the World Table Tennis Championships. For the 2012 congress held today in Dortmund, 133 National Associations sent delegates (furthermore 7 associations had proxies for voting). By the end of the

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ITTF; Racket Control Regulations to be Changed

Racket Control Regulations, The ITTF Board of Directors Meeting was held today 29 March 2012 at Westfallenhallen Congress Centre in Dortmund. Here are the main decisions: Junior Championships: The next World Junior Table Tennis Championships will be organised in Shanghai, China in 2014, and in Vendée, France in 2015. Racket control: Racket

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Same Finalists in Dortmund 2012 as Moscow 2010

Dortmund 2012, Host country Germany had excelled this afternoon before a sold out crowd of 10,000 in Westfalenhallen Dortmund. Despite the loss of Patrick Baum against Seiya Kishikawa, Germany did not tremble. Timo Boll and his teammates got the better of Japan’s Jun Mizutani and his team 3-1. China easily won against

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Burundi Children Meets Timo Boll & Dimitrij Ovtcharov

Burundi Children, Victory over Sweden on Friday 30 March 2012 was followed immediately by a visit from the German table tennis stars Timo Boll and Dimitrij Ovtcharov to meet the children from Burundi who were in Dortmund as part of the “Ping Pong Paix” project. The stars spent some time with the children,