Table tennis presses for extra Olympic gold


LAUSANNE: The international table tennis leader has pressed Olympic chief Thomas Bach for the sport to get an extra gold medal in the already crowded timetable for the 2020 Tokyo Games. ITTF president Thomas Weikert wants an extra mixed event added to the table tennis competition and made the call during talks with IOC counterpart Bach, who has promised to open up the Tokyo Games to new sports, the federation said. Table tennis has been part of the Olympics since the 1988 Seoul Games and the medals have since been dominated by China.



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