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ITTF praised in Korea

9/4/2004 2004 Olympic Games,14 Aug 2004 - 23 Aug 2004, Athens, GRE

The ITTF had another successful Olympic Games in Athens.

It is clear that the ITTF is on the right track and developing every year in every aspect; by renovating it's equipment (tables, rackets, racket blades, glue), and changing regulations and rules in order to make our SPORT more interesting and attractive to the spectators and the TV networks. The ITTF is developing rapidly in a very positive way.
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ITTF Officials make it look easy

8/28/2004 2004 Olympic Games,14 Aug 2004 - 23 Aug 2004, Athens, GRE

We read every day reports of unreasonable decisions and lack of flexibility in Olympic sports based on "strange" decisions from their officials. Luckily, table tennis is blessed with top level officials that have acted in the best interest of our sport and the Olympic Games, reinforcing the Olympic Spirit and sportsmanship.....
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A wise JURY in Athens

8/28/2004 2004 Olympic Games,14 Aug 2004 - 23 Aug 2004, Athens, GRE

The success of the Athens Olympic Games table tennis event is no coincidence. It is due to the hard work and excellent preparations of our volunteer selected officials working in full harmony with our professional staff. ....
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Dominican Discovery

8/26/2004 2004 Olympic Games,14 Aug 2004 - 23 Aug 2004, Athens, GRE

The contest between the attacker and the defender regularly draws gasps of admiration from awe struck spectators. Equally, the player who is the underdog, the one who comes from one of the world’s smaller nations, is not a regular at major international tournaments and performs well against the established stars, attracts the crowd’s attention. Combine the two scenarios and you have an athlete who people want to see compete; in Athens at the Olympic Games, such a player was in action, LIN Ju of the Dominican Republic....
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Royalty graces table tennis event in Athens

8/25/2004 2004 Olympic Games,14 Aug 2004 - 23 Aug 2004, Athens, GRE

If the importance of an event could be measured by the visits of VIPs, then table tennis must be a great success. Juan Antonio SAMARANCH, former IOC President, Jacques ROGGE, current IOC President, and the King of Sweden are amongst those that honoured the table tennis competition in Athens with their presence.....
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WANG beats WALDNER for bronze

8/23/2004 2004 Olympic Games,14 Aug 2004 - 23 Aug 2004, Athens, GRE

In a match which rarely achieved highs as a spectacle, but made up in some way in drama for what it missed in quality, China’s WANG Liqin, 26, beat Sweden’s Jan-Ove WALDNER, aged 38, 10-12, 11-3, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9: a clash of former world champions for the Olympic men’s singles bronze medal. For WALDNER, also a former Olympic gold and silver singles medallist, it was a final chance to take a medal on his last Olympic com.petition.

Perhaps they respected each other too much or the tension of the moment was too great, but neither of the players could find their best form.....
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Pushing Back The Barriers Of Tradition

8/22/2004 2004 Olympic Games,14 Aug 2004 - 23 Aug 2004, Athens, GRE

Umpiring at a major international tournament is the aim of most who decide to assume the officiating role and being on duty at the Olympic Games is an appointment that is accepted with pride and gratitude. Twenty-four umpires have been in action in the Galatsi Stadium in Athens, every continent has been represented with the majority being male; in fact only four women have assumed the umpire’s chair: Brazil’s Maria FERREIRA, Hong Kong’s Wendy CHIM, Japan’s Yukiko HIRAIKE and Egypt’s Iman ISSAWI.....
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