The Worldwide Desk Tennis Federation President Petra Sörling and Secretary Common Raul Calin capped a go to to the USA with a preview of the 2028 Olympic Venue.
Sörling met with Gene Sykes, Chair of the USA Olympic & Paralympic Committee, as half of a bigger tour of the USA, the place President Sörling spoke at a gala for the 51st anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy.
“Assembly with USOPC and LA 2028 officers even six years earlier than the occasion is simply one other means for the ITTF to broaden its partnership with the organising committee,” Sörling mentioned. “Proactive collaboration results in nice outcomes, and each athlete is aware of the important thing to outcomes is meticulous preparation. I can’t wait to see the Video games in Los Angeles, understanding the total plans we mentioned.”
Sörling additionally visited the 2022 U.S. Open Desk Tennis Championships in Ontario, California. There, champions have been topped in occasions starting from open occasions all the best way right down to youth and para desk tennis occasions.
Earlier than, Sörling spoke at a gala honoring the anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy, when relations between the U.S. and China thawed due to an opportunity assembly throughout the 1971 Desk Tennis World Championships. Honoring the unique group of U.S. and Chinese language athletes that made journeys to their respective nations simply reveals how far the unique mission has gone, and the way the ITTF continues to drive the spirit of Ping Pong Diplomacy ahead at this time.
Final yr, the World Desk Tennis Championships Finals was held in the USA for the primary time. As we glance ahead into the pivotal yr of 2023 forward of the following Olympic and Paralympic Video games and thru the enlargement of World Desk Tennis, the USA stays a key market within the international progress of the game.