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World cups moved to China as virus-hit season restarts

The men’s and women’s world cups and tour finals will be held in China in November, the table tennis world body has announced, in a rare instance of international sport in the country since the coronavirus pandemic.

The men’s and women’s world cups are shifting from Duesseldorf and Bangkok, respectively, despite a mandate from Chinese authorities banning most international competition to prevent virus outbreaks. No venues were announced for the world cups in mid-November or the tour finals, which are pencilled in for December 10-13. The table tennis calendar has been on hold since March. “Ensuring a safe return to international table tennis has been our utmost priority ever since the pandemic broke out and so I am delighted that... we have managed to get events back up and running before the end of 2020,” International Table Tennis Federation President Thomas Weikert said in a statement.


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