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ETTU, ITTF signs Continental Affiliation Agreement

Schwechat, Austria, Oct 12, 2013: The European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) have made their relationship closer with the signing of the continental affiliation agreement during the European Championships. Newly elected ETTU President Ronald KRAMER signed the affiliation agreement with ITTF’s Deputy President Thomas WEIKERT during

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Waldner to be Immortalised on a Chinese Stamp

Lausanne, Oct 9, 2013: Swedish six-times world table tennis champion and Olympic gold medalist Jan-Ove WALDNER has received the honour of becoming the first living foreigner to feature on a Chinese postage stamp. “It is a great honour,” the 1992 Olympic gold medallist said. The initiative is the result of a cooperation

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GAC Group 2014 ITTF World Tour in Every Continent

Lausanne, Oct 02, 2013: The International Table Tennis has announced the tournaments that will make up the upcoming GAC Group 2014 ITTF World Tour. In 2014, there will be 21 World Tour events in 21 different countries, which portrays just how global the GAC Group 2014 ITTF World Tour truly is. The

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Newly Elected ITTF EC Concludes Meeting

Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Sept 29, 2013: The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Executive Committee has concluded their first meeting since being elected in May 2013. The 9 Executive Committee members met at the IOC Headquarters and Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 27-28 September 2013 to discuss a wide

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Road to Tokyo 2020 begins at STARTS 2013 Women’s World Cup

Lausanne, Sept 20, 2013: Kobe, For three Japanese women, tomorrow’s STARTS 2013 ITTF Women’s World Cup in Kobe, Japan marks the start of a 7-year journey towards a dream home Olympics -Tokyo 2020. The Japanese trio of Kasumi ISHIKAWA, Ai FUKUHARA and Sayaka HIRANO, who captured the Japanese public’s imagination by winning the

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ITTF Launches Inaugural STIGA Trick Shot Showdown

Lausanne, Sept 10, 2013: The ITTF is excited to launch the first ever STIGA Trick Shot Showdown, which will determine who has the world’s best table tennis trick shot. Table tennis fans are invited to send in their best, most creative and outrageous table tennis trick shot to ITTF.com/TrickShot, with the grand

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LIU Breaks Ning’s 22-Month Streak as World #1

Lausanne, Sept 6, 2013: LIU Shiwen (CHN) is table tennis’s new women’s world number one, knocking her team mate DING Ning (CHN) off top spot, which she had held for a record 22 months. The 22 year old, who last held the number one spot back in October 2010 as a fresh-faced

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Hsing Claims Golden Hat Trick at ITTF-North American

Vancouver – Canada, August 28, 2013: Ariel HSING of USA has blown the away the field to capture three gold medals at the 2013 ITTF-North American Championships, which concluded on 27 August 2013 in Vancouver, Canada. The 17 year old prodigy, who is close friends with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, referring

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7 Countries Represented at ITTF Czech Open Singles Semi-Finals

Lausanne, August 26, 2013: The most recent stop on the GAC Group ITTF World Tour, the 2013 Czech Open in Olomouc held from 21 to 25 August, has portrayed just how much table tennis is truly a global game. The 8 semi-finalists in the women’s and men’s singles were remarkably from 7

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Japanese Siblings stop Chinese Clean Sweep

Lausanne, August 18, 2013: The GAC Group 2013 ITTF World Tour, Harmony Open, successfully concluded after 5 days of exciting competition in Suzhou, China on 18 August 2013. The top Chinese players did not disappoint the very supportive local crowd at the event in Suzhou, which drew more than 23,000 spectators in