London Olympics: Table Tennis

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London Olympics: Table TennisWhen Beijing handed the Olympic baton over to London in 2008, Mayor Boris Johnson made an impassioned speech about London being "the sporting capital of the world" and how the Chinese had better watch out, because "ping pong is coming home". Well, now is the time to see who really rules the "whiff whaff" roost with the London 2012 Table Tennis competition, which will be played at the ExCeL Centre from Saturday 28 July to Wednesday 8 August. Team GB will have their work cut out: since Table Tennis's inclusion on the Olympic schedule in 1988, the 2012 host nation have yet to score a medal; meanwhile, the Chinese taunted with Johnson's trademark ribaldry have won 20 from a possible 24 gold medals on offer - including a clean sweep in Beijing. So, while Boris may be correct about table tennis being "invented on the dining tables of England", the flamboyant Mayor is surely misinformed if he believes Team GB can match the superior power, speed, skill and subtlety of the Asian players. That said, in 1988 the Swede Jan-Ove Waldner became the first and last European gold medallist in Table Tennis - and whose to say such a feat cannot be repeated? There will be four medal events on the programme for what is the largest participation sport in the world: singles and doubles for both men and women.

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Events: Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Boccia, Paralympic Table Tennis, Paralympic Judo, Paralympic Powerlifting, Volleyball (sitting), Wheelchair FencingNorth of the Thames beside the Royal Victoria Dock, the ExCel London Exhibition Centre will host a total of 143 sessions across a wide range of 13 Olympic and Paralympic sports during the London 2012 Games, making it the most used venue outside the Olympic Park. More about London Olympics: ExCeL Centre

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Date / Time Event name Venue
28th Jul 9:00 - 12:00 Women's Singles: preliminaries, round 1 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
28th Jul 9:00 - 12:00 Men's Singles: preliminaries London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
28th Jul 14:00 - 17:00 Women's Singles: round 1 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
28th Jul 14:00 - 17:00 Men's Singles: round 1 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
28th Jul 19:00 - 22:00 Men's Singles: round 1 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
28th Jul 19:00 - 22:00 Women's Singles: round 1 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
29th Jul 9:00 - 12:00 Men's Singles: round 2 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
29th Jul 9:00 - 12:00 Women's Singles: round 2 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
29th Jul 13:00 - 16:00 Men's Singles: round 2 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
29th Jul 18:00 - 22:00 Women's Singles: round 3 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
30th Jul 10:00 - 14:00 Men's Singles: round 3 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
30th Jul 15:00 - 17:00 Women's Singles: round 4 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
30th Jul 19:00 - 21:00 Men's Singles: round 4 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
31st Jul 10:00 - 14:00 Women's Singles: quarter-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
31st Jul 16:00 - 18:00 Women's Singles: semi-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
31st Jul 20:00 - 22:00 Men's Singles: quarter-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
1st Aug 10:00 - 12:00 Men's Singles: quarter-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
1st Aug 14:00 - 16:00 Women's Singles: bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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2nd Aug 10:00 - 12:00 Men's Singles: semi-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
2nd Aug 14:00 - 16:00 Men's Singles: bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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3rd Aug 10:00 - 13:00 Women's Team: round 1 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
3rd Aug 14:00 - 17:00 Women's Team: round 1 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
3rd Aug 19:00 - 22:00 Men's Team: round 1 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
4th Aug 10:00 - 13:00 Men's Team: round 1 London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
4th Aug 14:00 - 17:00 Women's Team: quarter-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
4th Aug 19:00 - 22:00 Women's Team: quarter-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
5th Aug 10:00 - 13:00 Men's Team: quarter-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
5th Aug 14:00 - 17:00 Men's Team: quarter-finals London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
5th Aug 19:00 - 22:00 Women's Team: semi-final London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
6th Aug 10:00 - 13:00 Women's Team: semi-final London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
6th Aug 14:00 - 17:00 Men's Team: semi-final London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
6th Aug 19:00 - 22:00 Men's Team: semi-final London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
7th Aug 11:00 - 14:00 Women's Team: bronze medal match
This is a medal event.
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7th Aug 15:00 - 18:00 Women's Team: gold medal match, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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8th Aug 11:00 - 14:00 Men's Team: bronze medal match
This is a medal event.
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8th Aug 15:00 - 18:00 Men's Team: gold medal match, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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