A long-awaited competition of the year, 2017 Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany, is here.
This year’s 54th WTTC will be held in Messe Dusseldorf (Dusseldorf Fair) from May 29 to June 5. All three halls, including the main venue, are specifically adapted for this major event. And the WTTC, the most prestigious table tennis competition of 2017, will certainly be impressive.
Here is what the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships looks like in numbers:
4000 accredited people and guests in total, including:
700 players from
200 umpires and referees
400 sports journalists and other media representatives
18000 overnight stays
80000 km transportation service
10000-hours security deployment
22500 meals lunch and dinner made by
50 tons of food
38000 liters of beverages
8000 spectator seats
55000 spectators expected in total
400 000 000 spectators expected worldwide
8 tournament days
50000m2 of hall space
7000m2 of red Gerflor covered floor
7000m2 of wooden floor below the Gerflor
100 table tennis tables in total, including:
8 DHS Rainbow Dusseldorf center court tables
56 DHS competition tables
36 tables for training and warm up
7000 Nittaku 40+ *** white balls
1400 matches (estimated)
6700 games (estimated)
120000 points (estimated)
For those not lucky enough to be present in Dusseldorf at 2017 World Table Tennis Championships, there will be live broadcasts available in around 120 countries.
Thanks to the German broadcasters HR and WDR, 2017 World Table Tennis Championships live coverage will be available online through:
ITTF TV: http://ittf.com/ittv/
and a number of televisions worldwide, including:
Eleven Sports Network
Fox Networks Group
etc., as well as social networks such as:
and so on.
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For full broadcasting schedule and times, visit:
Unfortunately, 2017 World Table Tennis Championships will not be broadcasted this time through the Eurosport, one of the major sports broadcasters in Europe and a long time table tennis partner.