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The news area for the Liebherr Table Tennis World Championships 2017 contains a wide range of information about this major sporting event in Düsseldorf. Alongside exclusive interviews with top players and officials in the run-up to the tournament, you can also expect to find exciting articles about the organization of the World Championships as well as many sporting highlights on these pages.
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News and Stories from the Liebherr Table Tennis World Championships 2017

The Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017 in Düsseldorf will remain long in the memory

The Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017 will remain long in the memory as an unforgettable festival of sport. It is not without good reason that both players and event organizers were able to look back on many unforgettable moments by the end of the tournament in Düsseldorf. "The tournament in Düsseldorf will always remain in our memory", was also the opinion of Thomas Weikert, President of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) in his closing speech. The Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017 in Düsseldorf will remain long in the memory

Ma Long: I won't forget this final for as long as I live

What a final! Defending champion Ma Long wins against fellow Chinese national Fan Zhendong in a dramatic match. Click here to find out more about the final game and initial reactions from the stars of table tennis. Ma Long: I won't forget this final for as long as I live

VIPs full of praise for Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017

The VIPs are also out in force at the Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships in Düsseldorf. Former World Champion Steffen Fetzner sees the event as a "festival of table tennis". Click here to read more opinions about the event in Düsseldorf. VIPs full of praise for Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017

Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017 in Düsseldorf - An outstanding success

The Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017 in Düsseldorf are coming to an end. The organizers are already considering the event a success. Click here to read a report on the World Championships to date. Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017 in Düsseldorf - An outstanding success

Title-worthy organization of the World Championships – "Everything is running smoothly"

Spectators and players are enjoying the Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017. The organizers have made a major effort to ensure a smooth tournament. Take a look behind the scenes and find out more about the complex organization of the World Championships. Title-worthy organization of the World Championships – "Everything is running smoothly"

Fans impressed by Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017

The Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017 are already in full swing. The many visitors from around the world are captivated by their idols. Click here to find out about the unique and exciting experiences of the fans. Fans impressed by Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017

A tournament of children's birthdays and competitors from far-flung lands

The Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships are in full swing and have proven to be a visitor magnet right from the beginning. Alongside exciting battles between top players, Turkmenistan native Ilyas Allanazarov, who is just nine years old, celebrated his birthday during the tournament. Read about this and other interesting details from the start of the World Championships here. A tournament of children's birthdays and competitors from far-flung lands

Andreas Böhm: Table tennis is a good match for the corporate culture of the Liebherr Group

"Table tennis is a likable and healthy sport for all age groups – without scandals or doping, it is instead a byword for fairness", emphasizes Andreas Böhm, CEO of Liebherr-International AG. Find out more about the reasons behind Liebherr Group's involvement in the sport of table tennis and in this year's World Championships. Andreas Böhm: Table tennis is a good match for the corporate culture of the Liebherr Group

The table tennis stars of Germany and Austria are heading into the World Championships with ambitious goals

The stars of the German and Austrian table tennis scene give us the inside story. Find out more about their World Championship preparations, challenges and goals. World Championships goals of the table tennis stars of Germany and Austria

Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017: The tournament is underway!

The Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017 are underway. Click here to find out about the opening ceremony. Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017: The tournament is underway!

Liebherr Live – A live show covering the Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017 in Düsseldorf

With Liebherr Live, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is introducing a new live format, which will set new standards for state-of-the-art broadcasting of the World Championships. Click here to find out about this innovative format and the Liebherr Group's involvement in it. Liebherr Live – A live show covering the Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships 2017 in Düsseldorf

Thomas Weikert: Top Chinese players are celebrated like popstars

Thomas Weikert is President of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). He was also President of the German Table Tennis Association (DTTB) until March 2015 and played in the German national table tennis league in the 1980s. In the interview, he talks about the upcoming election for president, the dominance of Chinese players and his commitment to a sport free of doping. Interview with Thomas Weikert

Timo Boll – Heading into the World Championships at home with plenty of ambition

It will be a particularly special World Championships for top German player Timo Boll. In an interview, the 36-year-old speaks about the expectations in his adopted sporting home of Düsseldorf and about his plans for when he finishes playing. Interview with Timo Boll

Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships in Düsseldorf:

A highlight in the 2017 sporting calender

In the early summer the sports world looks to Düsseldorf: The Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships, which takes place from 29 May to 5 June, is one of the fantastic highlights of the 2017 sporting year. With a good 700 players from over 130 countries, a total of 4,000 accredited individuals, 100 table tennis tables in several halls of Messe Düsseldorf, and a center court for 8,000 spectators, the singles, doubles, and mixed doubles matches make up the largest indoor sports event in the world. Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships in Düsseldorf