|Dateline||:||Nov 22, 2011|
|Source||:||China Central Television (CCTV)|
|Restrictions||:||Not access Chinese mainland|
|Summary||:||Invitational Table Tennis Tournament for Peace held to enhance friendship|
Doha City, Qatar - Nov 22, 2011
1. Wide of national flags of ten countries
2. Mid of players of China and Pakistan competing with players from ROK and DPRK
3. Close of Chen Fei serving ball
4. Wide of audiences applauding
5. Mid of Cao Zhen playing with player from Pakistan
6. Close of electronic screen
7. Mid of female group ROK and DPRK group
8. Mid of female group from USA and Russia
9. Mid of male group form USA and Russia
10. Mid of male group from ROK and DPRK
11. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Cao Zhen, Chinese representative:
"The ITTF organized the match for the promotion of friendship among different countries. I hope that Chinese players can also make friends with our competitors."
12. Mid of Adham Sharara watching match with other officials
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Adham Sharara, president of ITTF:
"For me this was very hard to me to see the sports can go beyond the politics and diplomacy. Sportsmen and sportswomen can play together without any difficulties at all and the peace between them was really fantastic to them and I feel very emotional about it."
14. Mid of male group from ROK and DPRK won men's double champions
15.Close of female group of U.S.and Russia won women's double champions
16. Mid of male group from ROK and DPRK showing trophy
17. Wide of female group of U.S. and Russia showing trophy
The Invitational Table Tennis Tournament for Peace was held in Qatar’s capital Doha Tuesday with participants from ten countries, including China, the United States and Russia.
The competitions were all doubles and each country assigned a male player and a female player to be rearranged for the match. Chen Fei and Cao Zhen, two world table tennis champions, participated in the match on behalf of China. Ten countries were divided into five groups -- China and Qartar, U.S. and Russia, Republic of Korea (ROK) and Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), India and Pakistan, and France and Japan. The tournament organizing committee put ROK and DPRK into one group, and India and Pakistan into another aimed to promote friendship among these countries.
“The ITTF organized the match for the promotion of friendship among different countries. I hope that Chinese players can also make friends with our competitors,” said Cao Zhen.
Adham Sharara, president of ITTF, said he had dreamed of making players from different countries to compete in a peaceful environment.
“For me, this was very hard to me to see the sports can go beyond the politics and diplomacy. Sportsmen and sportswomen can play together without any difficulties at all and the peace between them was really fantastic to them and I feel very emotional about it,” Adham Sharara said.
After half and three hours’ match, Ryu Seung Min from ROK and Kim Hyok Bong from DPRK won the men’s double champions, while the Lily Zhang from U.S. and Tikhomirova Anna from Russia won the women’s double champions.