Don Davies

League Chairman,

Div.1 Digest Reporter, Digest Nets & Edges Column,

Tuesday's T.T. Report in the Liverpool Echo

and L&DTTL Press Officer.


ITTF Press Release:
ITTF to Announce Table Tennis Revolution in Rio
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ITTF to Announce Table Tennis Revolution in Rio

History will be made in Rio, with the ITTF launching a new type of table tennis on 4 August!

In 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were played.
In 1926, the first ITTF World Table Tennis Championships
In 1975, everyone remembers the Thrilla in Manila: Ali VS Frazier
In 2016, ????

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is inviting you to a historical launch of a new type of Table Tennis.

Full details will be revealed at 12:00 noon at the German National Olympic Committee House on 4 August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

On the impending launch, ITTF's President Thomas WEIKERT stated: "The ITTF is very excited about launching this new form of sport to the world. We have been working very hard on this concept, which we believe will be a fantastic addition to the ITTF family. I can't wait to reveal the details on the 4th."

Full details on the new discipline of table tennis will be revealed on 4 August at the launch, but there will be new equipment, new rules, new attitude and barriers broken! The new form takes table tennis to newdimensionsand rejuvenates the youth in YOU to pick up a racket to play anytime, anywhere!

We look forward to inviting all the media and officials to the German House, which is located at Av. Lucio Costa, 8060 Barra da Tijuca, RJ Barra Blue Beach Club on 4th August 2016 to witness history in the making. For more information, download the official invitation letterhere:ITTF.com/media/invite.gif.

To confirm your attendance, please write to Caifeng Yang: caifeng@ittfmail.com.

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For any other questions or queries, please contact ITTF's Promotion Manager Matt Pound at mpound@ittfmail.com.
Notes to the Editor:
About International Table Tennis Federation
The International Table Tennis Federation is responsible for the global sport of table tennis and has 222 affiliated National Associations. Table Tennis is an Olympic Sport, introduced at the 1988 Seoul Olympics Games. Table Tennis is also a Paralympic Sport, introduced at the 1960 Rome Paralympic Games.
Find out more about the International Table Tennis Federation at ITTF.com

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