In 1896, the first modern Olympic
Games were played.
In 1926, the first ITTF World Table Tennis
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
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,
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