The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on 24 August 2017 awarded hosting rights for the 2018 Team World Cup to England.
The Team World Cup is ITTF’s second most prestigious tournament after the World Championships.
The 2018 Team World Cup will be staged at the iconic Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 22 February to 25 February 2018.
The Team World Cup comprises 12 men's and 12 women's teams, which include the host team, Continental Champions and the other top finishers at the World Team Table Tennis Championships.
The Team World Cup was last held in Dubai in 2015.
About International Table Tennis Federation
• The International Table Tennis Federation is the governing body for all international table tennis associations.
• The ITTF was founded in 1926 by William Henry Lawes of Wymondham. The nine founding members of the body were Austria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, India, Sweden and Wales.
• The role of the ITTF includes overseeing rules and regulations and seeking technological improvement for the sport of table tennis.
• The body is responsible for the organization of numerous international competitions, including the World Table Tennis Championships that has continued since 1926.
• The first international tournament was held in January 1926 in Berlin while the first World Table Tennis Championships was held in December 1926 in London.
What: To be hosted by England
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