KOREA’S FIRST HOSTED ‘BNK BUSAN BANK BUSAN WORLD TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS’ STARTS TOMORROW

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The ‘BNK Busan Bank 2024 Busan World Table Tennis Championships’, the world’s most prestigious tournament in table tennis, will be held at BEXCO in Haeundae from the 16th to the 25th.According to Busan City on Friday, the tournament, hosted by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and organized by the 2024 Busan World Table Tennis Championships Organizing Committee, will feature more than 2,000 athletes from 47 countries .The World Table Tennis Championships were first held in London, England, in 1926 and have been held 65 times since then. This is the first time casinositezone Korea, a table tennis powerhouse, has hosted the World Table Tennis Championships in Korea. Busan successfully bid to host the 2020 World Table Tennis Championships, but the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city was selected to host the 2024 World Table Tennis Championships in November 2021 at the International Table Tennis Federation’s General Assembly in Houston, U.S.A. The tournament will be held in the men’s team event and women’s team event. The tournament will be a precursor to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, with 16 berths (eight for men and eight for women) up for grabs. The 40 nations will be divided into eight men’s and eight women’s groups of five nations each and will compete in a group qualification league, followed by a round-of-24 tournament for the top three in each group. The opening ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on May 17 at BEXCO Stadium 1 under the theme ‘Bring Your Dreams to Busan’.

Mayor Park Hyung-joon, co-chairman of the tournament organizing committee, Yoo Seung-min, president of the Korea Table Tennis Association, ITTF President Petra Söhring, and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yoo In-chon will be in attendance .The opening ceremony will include a variety of media performances and fusion Korean music performances to maximize the unique characteristics of Korea and the value of table tennis .The opening ceremony will be followed by the Korean matches. “As this is the first tournament to be held in Busan, Korea, we will make every effort with the organizers and related organizations to make this tournament a success,” said Mayor Park. “Through this tournament, we will showcase Busan as a true ‘global sports city’ and even a ‘global hub city’ to the world. “The ITTF SUMMIT and the International Table Tennis Federation Presidential Youth and Life Sports Competition will also be held in conjunction with the tournament. The organizers expected more than 10,000 people to visit the stadium on an average day. The city of Busan is focusing its efforts on the safety management of the tournament, including the control of 온라인카지노 measles and other infectious diseases.

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