Hosting bids open for Tokyo 2020 table tennis qualification events

Olympics Feb 28, 2019

Hosting bids open for Tokyo 2020 table tennis qualification events

The International Table Tennis Federation announced Thursday it has opened the bidding process for cities to host two qualifying events next year for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The events, dubbed "Rise2Tokyo," consist of a team qualification tournament and a singles qualification tournament to take place ...

Table tennis icon Ai Fukuhara expecting second child

More Sports Dec 6, 2018

Table tennis icon Ai Fukuhara expecting second child

Retired table tennis star Ai Fukuhara announced Wednesday she is pregnant and expecting her second child next spring. "I have been blessed with a second child," the 30-year-old Fukuhara said on her official blog, adding she wants to contribute to the future of children, as ...

Ambitious T. League begins play at Ryogoku Kokugikan

More Sports Oct 24, 2018

Ambitious T. League begins play at Ryogoku Kokugikan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With the lofty ambition of eventually becoming the world's best table tennis circuit, the T. League kicked off competition at a lavishly decorated Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Wednesday night. The organizers staged a glitzy opening show, featuring choreographed lighting and videos played on screens ...

Ai Fukuhara announces retirement from table tennis

More Sports Oct 22, 2018

Ai Fukuhara announces retirement from table tennis

Ai Fukuhara, a four-time Olympian in women's table tennis for Japan, announced on her blog Sunday that she is retiring from competition. One of Japan's most popular athletes, Fukuhara rose to fame as a child prodigy. She competed at the Olympics from 2004 to 2016, ...