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FAN Zhendong Not Just Looking for Youth Olympic Games Gold

Lausanne, August 17: Fresh from reading the Olympic oath on behalf of the Youth Olympic Games athletes, FAN Zhendong (CHN) has announced that winning Youth Olympic Games gold is not the 17 year old’s only goal. The senior world number three stated today, on the first day of the table tennis event

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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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Singapore Table Tennis Gold Rush

Glasgow, August 2, 2014: Singapore Table Tennis Gold Rush, Singapore has reaffirmed their status as the top table tennis country in the Commonwealth Games, winning six out of the seven gold medals available at Glasgow 2014. The only gold that Singapore missed out on was the Mixed Doubles, an event that England

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Singapore Secures Double Team Gold

Glasgow, July 29, 2014: Singapore Secures Double Team Gold, Singapore has secured the Commonwealth Games Women’s and Men’s Teams gold for the fourth consecutive time in Glasgow, Scotland, since table tennis was introduced into the Commonwealth Games in 2002. The Singapore Women’s team, consisting of FENG Tianwei, YU Mengyu and LIN Ye,

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14-year-old Kanak JHA youngest winner

June 30, 2014: Kanak JHA youngest winner, JHA will be joined at the ITTF World Cup by the 2014 ITTF-North American Cup Women’s champion, Canada’s ZHANG Mo, and the 2014 ITTF-African Cup Men’s and Women’s Champions, Nigeria’s Quadri ARUNA and Egypt’s Dina MESHREF. The ITTF-North American Cup and ITTF-African Cup were the

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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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Brazilian Duo Qualify for the ITTF World Cup

Asuncion, Paraguay, June 9, 2014: The Brazilian duo of Cazuo MATSUMOTO and Caroline KUMAHARA have clinched the ITTF-Latin American Cup titles in Asuncion, Paraguay and in doing so have qualified for the Men’s and Women’s ITTF World Cups. The Men’s and Women’s ITTF World Cups are two of the most prestigious table

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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