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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

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China's domination of world table tennis looks set to continue on home soil at next year's Beijing Olympics, an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) official has said.

The Beijing University gymnasium, only recently inaugurated, will host the table tennis events where four Olympic golds will be up for grabs during next year's games from August 8 to 24.

China has dominated the world of table tennis for decades but at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, South Korean Ryu Seung Min upstaged the Chinese to take the men's singles title.

China won all five titles at the individual world championships at Zagreb, Croatia, in May this year, and, according to the ITTF publications editor Ian Marshall, the trend will probably continue at next year's Olympics.

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