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Table Tennis (Paralympic Games)

08-28-2012 16:30 BJT

Wheelchair Table Tennis has been part of the Paralympic programme since the first Games at Rome in 1960 (28 years before the sport made its Olympic debut). Events for standing players were first included at the Toronto 1976 Games.

With 29 medal events and nearly 300 athletes, Table Tennis is one of the largest sports on the Paralympic programme.

Table Tennis has come a long way from its origins in the late 19th century, when it developed as an after-dinner game played by upper-class English families. A permanent part of the Paralympic programme since the first Games in 1960, the sport blends power, speed, skill and subtlety – no wonder it is the biggest participation sport in the world.

Competition dates

30 August – 8 September

Competition venue

ExCeL

Number of competitors

276: 174 men and 102 women

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CCTV.com

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