Lausanne, Mar 14, 2013: Japanese Table Tennis manufacturer San-Ei has been confirmed by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) as the official table provider for the table tennis event at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Following the agreement, the ITTF President Adam Sharara stated: “The bidding for the Table for 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games was the most competitive since I became ITTF President.
It would seem that being the Table supplier for the Olympics has increased in value tremendously, as table manufacturers compete to get this prestigious right. The ITTF is delighted that San-Ei of Japan is the successful bidder for Rio 2016. San-Ei’s reputation as a world class table manufacturer is well known.”
“San-Ei has also sponsored World Championships before, so it is no surprise that San-Ei has the confidence to provide to the ITTF and Rio 2016 a unique design, whilst maintaining top quality. Our longtime partner, Double Happiness (DHS), will be the ball provider, so we are sure that both companies, San-Ei and DHS will ensure top quality equipment for top performance by the athletes” added Mr Sharara.
The deal will see San-Ei provide all the competition and practice tables for the table tennis event Games of the XXXI Olympiad and the 15th Paralympic Games, which will both be held at the Riocentro pavilion.
“All of us at San-Ei, are proud of being selected as the official table supplier for Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games” stated San-Ei President Shin Miura.
“We are sure our fantastic tables will be a perfect fit for not only the first Olympic and Paralympic games in South America, but also fast growing table tennis family in Brazil, which is one of the fasting growing table tennis areas in the world. We promise to do everyone proud” concluded Mr Miura. —- ITTF/Photo: San-Ei