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Six Days to Go: Spanning History, Selection as Difficult Now as Three Decades Earlie

08/01/2016 2016 Olympic Games,06 Aug 2016 - 17 Aug 2016, Rio de Janeiro, BRA

No player who competed in Seoul in 1988, the first time that table tennis was included in the Olympic Games, will be on duty at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games which start in Riocentro Pavilion 3 on Saturday 6th August.

However, there is one player in particular competing, who may well have had a claim to be considered had matters worked out differently and could have held an even stronger claim to have competed, when it was mooted, there was a possibility the sport may be held in 1984 in Los Angeles.
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Six Days to Go; Could London Finalists Meet Again?

08/01/2016 2016 Olympic Games,06 Aug 2016 - 17 Aug 2016, Rio de Janeiro, BRA

China’s Ma Long will be the top seed in the Men’s Singles event at the forthcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games, play commencing in Riocentro Pavilion 3 on Saturday 6th August; that fact is confirmed by the World Rankings issued on Monday 1st August.

It is the list that will be used to determine matters at the draw ceremony scheduled for 12.00 noon on Wednesday 3rd August.
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Seven Days to Go: Liu Jia Rewarded for Loyalty, Selected Standard Bearer for Austria

07/31/2016 2016 Olympic Games,06 Aug 2016 - 17 Aug 2016, Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Winner of the Junior Girls’ Singles event at the European Youth Championships in Norcia, Italy in 1998, the title successfully retained one year later in Frydek-Mistek; ever since those achievements, Liu Jia has been a pivotal member of the Austrian Women’s Team.

Loyal to the cause; the dedication has been honoured; she has been chosen to carry the flag for Austria at the Opening Ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Friday 5th August.
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Seven Days to Go: Fulfilling the Same Role, Bode Abiodun Treasures Opportunity

07/31/2016 2016 Olympic Games,06 Aug 2016 - 17 Aug 2016, Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Selected time and again alongside Quadri Aruna and Segun Toriola for the Nigerian outfit in the Men’s event earlier this year at the Perfect 2016 World Team Championships in Kuala Lumpur; Bode Abiodun once again fulfils the role he performed in the Malaysian capital city.

He lines up alongside the same two players in the Men’s Team event at the forthcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games; he does not compete in the Men’s Singles competition which commences on Saturday 6th August.
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Seven Days to Go: New Names Join Stalwart, Jian Fang Lay Stands the Test of Time

07/31/2016 2016 Olympic Games,06 Aug 2016 - 17 Aug 2016, Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Two new names plus one very much the same; that is the Australian women’s line-up at the forthcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games, play commencing in Riocentro Pavilion 3 on Saturday 6th August.

The new names are Melissa Tapper and Zhang Ziyu. They join forces with the tried and trusted Jian Fang Lay, a player who has stood the test of time.
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Eight Days to Go: Absence Makes Heart Grow Fonder, Decision to Return Justified

07/30/2016 2016 Olympic Games,06 Aug 2016 - 17 Aug 2016, Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Present at the Liebherr 2004 World Team Championships in Doha but then absent from the international scene for some eight years; in 2012, Colombia’s Lady Ruano returned to the international stage.

It was an Olympic year but an appearance in London was not realistic, that would only have happened in a Hollywood movie or a comic strip.
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Galia Dvorak to Compete in Rio, Replaces Injured Carole Grundisch

07/29/2016 2016 Olympic Games,06 Aug 2016 - 17 Aug 2016, Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Injury has forced 29 year old Carole Grundisch of France to withdraw from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games; she was scheduled to play in the Women’s Singles event.

She is replaced by Spain’s Galia Dvorak who will line up alongside colleague, Shen Yanfei; proceedings commence in Riocentro Pavilion 3 on Saturday 6th August.
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