21 Jun 2018

ITTF President Thomas Weikert, ITTF CEO Steve Dainton and ITTF Secretary General attended a special dinner reception hosted by the IOC President Thomas Bach in Lausanne, Switzerland ahead of the historic Olympic Day celebrations.

The ITTF trio were joined by table tennis superstars Kim Kyung Ah from South Korea, North Koreans Kim Song I & Pak Sin Hyok, Tomokazu Harimoto & Ai Fukuhara from Japan who will all take part in a match for peace tomorrow together with Ma Long and Ding Ning from China and South Korean RYU Seungmin who arrive later tonight.

ITTF President Thomas Weikert stated: “It was a lovely evening and a great honour to spend it with these table tennis legends. Thank you to the IOC President Thomas Bach for extending the invitation and his kind words thanking the ITTF for our support to make this sign of global unity happen.”

The world’s best players from North Korea, South Korea, China and Japan will show the world that peace can be portrayed on a table tennis table to celebrate Olympic Day which is on 22 July 2018.

ITTF CEO Steve Daintion with North Korean Kim Song I

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