The ITTF discusses the distribution of Olympic qualifications, and the World Table Tennis Championships may be postponed
The ITTF held an emergency meeting of the Provisional Executive Committee last night and made a number of decisions this morning.Due to the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in the Tokyo Olympic Qualification, ITTF will work out a feasible solution to the relevant qualifications.In addition, the World Table Tennis Championships, which had been expected to be held by the end of June, may be tilted to the finish line again.The ITTF said in this statement that the health and safety of players, coaches, staff and fans are always the first priority.Faced with the severe terrain of the spread of the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic worldwide, ITTF once again adopted a multiple response plan.Affected by the epidemic, the Tokyo Olympic Qualifying Tournament originally scheduled for April cannot be antiqued as scheduled, and the ITTF will formulate a feasible solution for the qualification for the Olympic advancement.The plan will first be discussed within the ITTF Intercontinental Association and the Athletes Committee, and then delivered to the International Olympic Committee for joint ruling.The ITTF has also initially made several plans, including adding intercontinental Olympic qualifications to the World Singles Qualifications or the events before the Olympics, or determining the promotion qualifications based on the world ranking at that time (specifically when the world rankings are to be determined).The ITTF said it will closely communicate the Olympic qualifications with the International Olympic Committee, and at the same time, maintain communication with the International Paralympic Council and the Athletes Committee on the qualifications for the promotion of the Paralympic Games.In addition, the ITTF Executive Committee has not yet reached an agreement with Liu Chengmin, chairman of the 2020 Busan World Table Tennis Subcommittee: In response to the severe situation of the global spread of the epidemic, the various World Table Tennis Championships on June 21-28 may not be able to proceed normally.If there is indeed a need for further extensions, the two parties will study and formulate alternatives to extend the event to the end of 2020.On March 29, the ITTF Joint Committee will once again hold an antique meeting to study the latest trends and confirm whether it is necessary to continue to postpone the holding of events and events.According to the international ping pong schedule, the merger of China Hong Kong Open and China Open continued in a row in early May.Sauna, Ye Wang Sun Haiguang Editor Wang Xihuang Proofreading Chen Diyan