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ALTHOUGH the World Snooker Championships are at present being performed in Sheffield, there’s been a lot debate about whether or not snooker will stay at The Crucible within the years to return.

Will it, received’t it?

What about shifting the World Championships to London? The Alexandra Palace appears to be an ideal venue (or may very well be to host snooker’s Blue Riband occasion. It at present is the venue for The Masters.

Why not shift the occasion across the UK and wider Europe?

Possibly The Crucible may very well be used because the venue for The Masters?

In two years’ time, London is getting ready for yet one more celebration of sport in 2026.

The Centenera of the ITTTF World Desk Tennis Staff Championships can be London certain in two years’ time as yet one more instance of how sport can carry individuals collectively for the widespread good of not simply competitors, however togetherness and group.

The London 2012 Olympics was an awesome success in internet hosting the great within the UK and in London, as is Sheffield, which is the Residence of Snooker within the UK presently, and yearly followers who can get a ticket pilgrimage to the Metropolis to see the celebrities of snooker.

The superstars (of desk tennis) of the world’s recreation will thrill 1000’s of spectators at OVO Enviornment, Wembley from 1 – 10 Might 2026 because the Championships returns to the birthplace metropolis of the ITTF and the World Championships 100 years in the past.

The OVO at Wembley London’s 12,500-seat facility is London’s second-largest indoor area after The O2 Enviornment, and the ninth-largest in the UK.

Evaluate that to The Crucible’s modest 980 capability seating contemplating it’s a World Championship…

With 30,000-plus spectators anticipated on the largest desk tennis occasion in England for a technology, you may ensure you are among the many first to listen to about additional updates, together with ticket releases, by registering your curiosity right here.

In line with stats, over 300 thousand individuals participated in desk tennis between 2016 – 2022, and it rose to 68% in 2022.

The 2024 World Staff Desk Tennis Championships had been held in BusanSouth Korea from 16 to 25 February 2024.[2] Quarterfinalists of the occasion certified for the 2024 Summer season Olympics.[3][

The Chinese team scooped the Gold in Busan.

Confidence in the growing sport of Table Tennis has been built up since 2020 when the sport was awarded mega monies through UK Sport.

The ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships Finals 2026 will be supported by UK Sport and the Greater London Authority.

Here’s a throwback to what funding was awarded via the Table Tennis Scotland website…

British table tennis has been awarded £1.35 million UK Sport funding through to the Paris 2024 Olympics. 

The Progression Funding Award is to Table Tennis England to administer on behalf of British table tennis.

It covers the performance pathway rather than any particular individuals, although an element of the award is to be used to help support the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic journey, including men’s and women’s singles qualifying events in the new year.

The details of how the funding will be used will be finalised in the new year.

The award is part of a total £352 million investment in Olympic and Paralympic sports by UK Sport. The agency is funding an increased number of 43 sports through to the end of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic cycle.

British Para Table Tennis (BPTT) was awarded just over £3.7 million to support its performance team through to Paris 2024, an increase of just under £1 million on its award for the Tokyo cycle.

As well as the Progression Funding, Table Tennis England and UK Sport will hold further discussions about potential additional support for individual athletes through to 2024.

Table tennis was funded as a host nation sport for the London 2012 cycle, but was unfunded through the Rio 2016 cycle. In 2018, a £275,000 Aspiration Fund award was made to support players with a genuine qualification opportunity for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Richard Yule, Chief Operating Officer of Table Tennis Scotland, said:

“We’re delighted to see table tennis back under the umbrella of four-year funding.

“This will allow us to continue the positive relationships we have with the other Home Nations to support our integrated talent pathway and secure a brighter future for British table tennis.”




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