Table Tennis Events Yet to Start but One Player in Action
Site Products
Thomas Bach – International Olympic Committee President

Table Tennis Events Yet to Start but One Player in Action Nine Days Early!

Table Tennis Events Yet to Start but One Player in Action Nine Days Early!
Courtesy of ITTF

Staged in the Atos Markham Centre in the Canadian city of Toronto, play in the Women’s Team event will commence matters in the table tennis events at the 2015 Pan American Games on the morning of Sunday July 19th; now with the clock ticking down to the start of proceedings, fine tuning skills is the order of the day.

Several days to go but one player has already been in action at the prestigious multi-sport gathering, which in many eyes ranks alongside the Asian Games, as second only to the Olympic Games itself.

The player in question is Thomas Bach, the President of the International Olympic Committee.

Attending Opening Ceremony
He was present in Toronto for the Opening Ceremony, which was staged on Friday July 10th.

A colorful occasion, with 35,000 strong attendance, the nations were welcomed and the power of sport to inspire was highlighted.

Player
I use the word “player” to describe Thomas Bach as opposed to “dignitary”, “special guest”, “official” or whatever other appellation you may wish to use; of course he fits all those descriptions.

At the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, sitting alongside officials from the International Table Tennis Federation as he watched play unfold, clearly he enjoyed the fare on offer.

A Magnet
However, a visit to the practice hall was equally mandatory on his itinerary; the table tennis table was like a magnet. Jörgen Persson was a most will adversary.

In Toronto it was no different.

Additional to attending the colorful Opening Ceremony, Thomas Bach visited the Athletes Village; the arrangements put in place very much meeting with his approval. One fact in particular, caught his eye.

Attending Opening Ceremony
Just as under one year ago at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games; when a table tennis table was in vision, the President of the International Olympic Committee needed no a second invitation.

Once again, Thomas Bach underlined an important element of his persona, table tennis player!

International Olympic Committee (IOC)
IOC Latest News IOC President meets the athletes on the first day of competition at Pan Am Games – attends opening ceremony.

Latest News

Top Gun: Maverick or Timo Boll?

July 1, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) The ITTF Foundation’s Social Media had a fun post today (see below, link here).  The… Read More

At Full Steam Training At The Mario Jiménez With The Participation Of Steven Moreno

July 1, 2022
Steven Moreno and the group of tennis players between the ages of 6 and 13 continue training, reinforcing… Read More

The Amount Of Perseverance & Hard Work That Goes Into Table Tennis…

June 29, 2022
(By: Shivkumar Jha) Table Tennis. Also known as ping pong to the lay people. I recall as a child… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Shigang Yang – Looping Half – Long Push

June 28, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports) In this Butterfly Training Tips Shigang Yang he is focusing on his student looping a… Read More

NATIONAL TEAM TRIALS UPDATE: U15 BOYS AND GIRL EVENTS CONCLUDE, TRAN AND MOYLAND CONFIRM TOP SEED STATUS

June 28, 2022
(By: Vlad Farcas) Saturday June 25th, the National Team Trials started in Fort Worth, TX at the Texas… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Anav Gupta – Forehand & Backhand Loop Stroke Management

June 28, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports) In this Butterfly Training Tips with Anav Gupta is focusing on Forehand Backhand Stroke Management.… Read More

Steven Moreno First In The World For 25 Consecutive Weeks In The U-13 Category Of The International Table Tennis Federation

June 27, 2022
Congratulations STEVEN MORENO for been 25 consecutive weeks in the U-13 Category of the International Table Tennis Federation… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Yu Di – Backhand Loop Training

June 27, 2022
In this Butterfly Training Tips Yu Di is focusing on Backhand Loop Training. Yu Di, is a coach… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.