30 Dec 2016

President of the Qatar Table Tennis Association since 1995, Khalil Al-Mohannadi has announced his candidacy for President of the International Table Tennis Federation; he is now one of two contenders for the position.

Earlier this year in October, Germany’s Thomas Weikert, the incumbent ITTF President position, also announced his intention to run for office.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

The elections will be held on Wednesday 31st May at the Annual General Meeting in Düsseldorf, Germany, to be held on the occasion of the Liebherr 2017 World Championships.

A member of the ITTF Executive Committee since 2007, Khalil Al-Mohannadi is the current ITTF Vice President, an office he has held since 2015 and also held between 2005 and 2006.

“I am proud that the Qatar Table Tennis Association has made huge progress during my years of office and has become one of the leading and most successful organizers of high level world table tennis events”, Khalil Al-Mohannadi

International events staged in Qatar

……….The Liebherr 2004 World Team Championships

……….Commencing in 1994, highly successful ITTF World Tour tournaments which continue to attract the very best players in the world; almost US$ 4,000,000 has been distributed in prize money at ITTF World Tour Qatar Open

……….ITTF World Junior Circuit Qatar Open tournaments;

……….The 2011 Peace and Sport set an example to the world and was universally acclaimed

……….The 2012 Olympic Games World Qualification tournament;

……….Most recently the ITTF Star Award and Seamaster Qatar 2016 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals

Manifesto: Khalil Al-Mohannadi

……….Ensuring major marketing improvement with title sponsors for all World title events; in particular the ITTF World Tour

……….Increasing the popularity of table tennis worldwide, gaining the recognition of all major television channels

……….Promoting ITTF Development Programmes in all aspects

……….Unifying the eligibility rule for all international events to be the same as the regulations required for the Olympic Games

……….Transparency in all ITTF financial transactions

The deadline for National Associations to submit nominations for Presidential candidates is Sunday 30th April 2017.

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