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Popularity Continues, Final Entries for ZEN-NOH 2014 World Team Championships Open

 01/08/2014       World Team Table Tennis Championships

Staged in the Japanese capital city of Tokyo from Monday 28th April to Monday 5th May, preliminary entries for the forthcoming ZEN-NOH 2014 World Team Championships endorse the fact that the tournament is as popular and as highly valued as ever.

A total of 123 national associations have indicated their intention to compete, comprising 116 Menís Teams and 100 Womenís Teams; overall 487 men and 409 women have been nominated.

The figures compare favourably with both the Liebherr 2012 World Team Championships staged in Dortmund in 2012 and the Liebherr 2013 World Championships organised in Paris.

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Guo Yue Unfit, Withdraws from Chinese National Team Selection Tournament

 01/06/2014       World Team Table Tennis Championships

Hu Limei, Mu Zi, Zhang Qiang, Liu Gaoyang, Feng Yalan, Liu Xi and Zhou Xintong are the seven players who emerged successful in the first stage of the selection process for the womenís squad, to represent China at the forthcoming ZEN-NOH World Team Table Tennis Championships.

However there was one notable name missing from the tournament staged in Beijing on Saturday 4th January 2014.

Guo Yue advised she was not sufficiently fit to participate in the initial competition.

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Preliminary Online Entry System Open for ZEN-NOH 2014 World Team Championships

 12/10/2013       World Team Table Tennis Championships

The Prospectus and the Preliminary Online Entry System for the ZEN-NOH 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships, to be staged in Tokyo from Monday 28th April to Monday 5th May, in now available.

Entries may be made on-line from on Monday 9th December 2013 to Saturday 28th December 2013 by using the following address: www.ittf.com/entries/2014.

Please note the International Table Tennis Federation accepts only online entries by using the National Association password for registration.

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Zen-Noh Announced as Title Sponsor of 2014 ITTF World Team Championships

 10/18/2013       World Team Table Tennis Championships

The Japanese company Zen-Noh has been officially unveiled as the title sponsor of the 2014 ITTF World Team Championships to be held in Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan from Monday 28th April to Monday 5th May 2014.

During the unveiling ceremony, which was attended by over 30 press agencies, the logo for the World Championships was also announced, a design which symbolises the synergy between table tennis and the Japanese culture.

Zen-Noh (National Federation of Agricultural Co-operative Associations) is a federation of agricultural co-operatives in Japan whose main business is farm production, livestock and processed food. They are currently sponsors Kasumi Ishikawa.

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Countdown to Tokyo Begins, Only 200 Days to World Team Championships

 10/10/2013       World Team Table Tennis Championships

Time flies, it is now only 200 days to the World Team Championships to be staged in the Japanese capital city of Tokyo; the tournament will be held from Monday 28th April to Monday 5th May 2014.

It is the first time that Japan has presented the World Team Championships but of course not the first time the country has hosted the global gathering.

In 2009 in the neighbouring city of Yokohama, the H.I.S. World Championships were staged with Chinaís Wang Hao and Zhang Yining being crowned respective Menís Singles and Womenís Singles champions.

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Now Two Days to Go: Liu Shiwen Seeking to Maintain Perfect Record

 09/18/2013       Women´s World Cup

The favourite for the title in Kobe at the STARTS Womenís World, the player who will stand on the top step of the podium when matters conclude on Monday 23rd September 2013; the evidence is in favour of one player is overwhelming.

Currently, Liu Shiwen stands at no.1 on the Womenís World Rankings; therefore she is the top seed.

Furthermore, she is the defending champion and when it comes to tournaments played over a comparatively short period of time, she possesses a record that no player of the current era can match.

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Unprecedented Information for Chinaís Broadcast of LIEBHERR World Championships

 06/19/2013       World Table Tennis Championships

Any sporting event produces a whole host of statistics, table tennis is no exception.

The recently concluded LIEBHERR World Championships, staged in the French capital city of Paris from Monday 13th to Monday 20th May 2013, endorsed that point.

Furthermore, a whole mass of statistics pertaining to the matches was made available nationwide in China; the country that saw millions of viewers tune in to the action.

China Central Television (CCTV) broadcast on its sports channel, CCTV5, unprecedented statistical information.

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Relive Magical May, the Excitement of the LIEBHERR World Championships

 06/12/2013       World Table Tennis Championships

A month to remember, the month of the May 2013, the month where the focal point was the LIEBHERR World Championships staged in the French capital city of Paris.

You can relive those memorable moments in the Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy by tuning in to Pongcast.

The names of those who gained medals are now emblazoned in history. Zhang Jike retained his Menís Singles title; Li Xiaoxia, after being the runner up in 2007 and 2011, clinched Womenís Singles gold and teamed with Guo Yue to secure the Womenís Doubles crown for a third consecutive time.

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Kim Hyok Bong and Kim Jong Return Home National Heroes After Paris Triumph

 06/03/2013       World Table Tennis Championships

Success for Kim Hyok Bong and Kim Jong in the Mixed Doubles event at the recently concluded LIEBHERR World Championships in Paris has made the duo national heroes.

It was only the third time since the Table Tennis Association of the Democratic Peopleís Republic of Korea was formed in 1956 that the country had won a gold medal at a World Championships; the other occasions came in 1975 in Calcutta and in 1977 in Birmingham when Park Yung Sun won the Womenís Singles event.

The result of the success was that when Kim Hyok Bong and Kim Jong returned home, there was a state welcome.

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