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2017 German Open-Top 10 Points

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The German Open featured an all-German final to be the second consecutive major international final to have Timo Boll and Dimitrij Ovtcharov face off. Ovtcharov may be #1 in the world soon. This is likely giving German table-tennis a big boost and more importance as they are now defeating China. Read More

German Coach Jorg Rosskopf: China Remains #1

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This is a picture I took of current German Head Coach Jorg Rosskopf moments after winning the bronze medal in men’s singles at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics where I was doing stats and scorekeeping. His quarterfinal match where he beat Korea’s Kim Taek Soo for the first time 26-24 in the deciding 5th game was the most exciting match I’ve ever seen and the crowd gave a standing ovation at the end of the match. I was sitting courtside and working that match and I couldn’t stop shaking in the 2nd half of the 5th game.

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China Accused of Mass Doping

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China has been accused of mass doping of 10,000 athletes in the 1980s and 1990s according to a former Chinese Olympic doctor, Xue Yinxian, who spoke to German TV. According to the doctor, athletes had to dope or had to leave the team. Table-tennis is one of the sports that is included in the mass doping accusation. Read More

World Champions Waldner and Persson Having Fun!

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Jan-Ove Waldner is considered by many to the best server and player of all-time. Someone from Waldner’s home club in Sweden, Angby, told me his wrist is so flexible that he can put his hand flat on his forearm which may be a reason his serves are so hard to read even for world-class players. Read More