16 Jun 2020

The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) today published the findings of the third governance review for its full and associate member federations.

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has moved up from group B to group A2 (A1 being the highest score and C the lowest) but, even more significantly, it has risen 10 positions up to 11th in the rankings, having finished 21st in the 2018 report.

Since the last ITTF presidential election in 2017, the ITTF Executive Committee declared Good Governance, Integrity and Transparency as three key pillars for the current four-year term, while adopting in 2018 the first ever ITTF Strategic Plan and accomplishing the first part of the constitutional reforms in the same year.

“The results shown today by the ASOIF findings indicate that the ITTF is certainly on the right pathway. We are satisfied with the progress made since 2018; however, we should not be complacent. I want to thank my Executive Committee colleagues and staff for their commitment to good governance. We will continue striving for improvements in the management of our organisation.” – Thomas Weikert, ITTF President

The ASOIF report covers the subjects of Transparency, Integrity, Democracy, Development and Control Mechanisms. The ITTF has improved in all five areas, scoring particularly highly in terms of Transparency.

“This is a significant improvement compared to the last ASOIF review in 2018. Although there is still a lot of work to do in terms of our overall governance, as well as in assisting our members to follow the same principles, I am confident that the table tennis family is determined to excel in those areas. Under the leadership of our Executive Committee and CEO, together with staff colleagues, we want to keep pushing the boundaries in order to achieve high standards in all that we do. I would like to thank everyone at the ITTF for their commitment to this increasingly important area of good governance.” – Raul Calin, ITTF Secretary General

The ITTF is currently holding talks in relation to its overall future Governance structure. With discussions related to Development plans, the establishment of a more independent Disciplinary Tribunal and even more robust Control Mechanisms will certainly help to keep raising the ITTF’s profile among the International Federations in the Olympic Programme.

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