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China table tennis boss complains Olympic playing areas too small

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Is there not an international standard size area for pin-pong competitions? Or is it venue dependant?

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I'm sure the mandate for the Chinese team is to find anything to pop off about criticizing Japan.The thing is they wouldn't be so emboldened to, back home though if they didn't like something,would they?

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Dude, shut up or go home. We are all in this mess because of your country. Just shut up or go home!

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China table tennis boss complains

Of course he would. And stand by for more complaints about this and that in Japan from the Chinese team. However when next years genocide Olympics in Beijing rolls around, all we will hear from them is how magnificient the venue is. Bet on it.

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China's table tennis chief on Tuesday claimed the "smaller than usual" size of the playing areas may affect players' performance and safety, in his latest complaints about the Tokyo Olympics.

China have won 28 of the 32 table tennis titles awarded at the Olympics, dominating a sport in a way that has rarely been matched.

Look no further than your own Government, the Government of China refusal to cooperate in all aspects of researching the origins of this pandemic means you have less space to swing your racket.

All the whining and whinging in the world won't change that fact.

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Where does Liu Guoliang think he is?

First time in Japan no doubt?

If he wants something big in Japan then a bowl of ramen is it!

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China needs to chill out for a while.

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Where does Liu Guoliang think he is?

First time in Japan no doubt?

If he wants something big in Japan then a bowl of ramen is it!

@kurisupisu That, and a big bowl of rice.

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Go forth and multiply. Your country country made and spread the virus which has caused so much grief. Keep your collective mouths shut.

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Dude, shut up or go home. We are all in this mess because of your country. Just shut up or go home!

One of the best comments I read here in a while!

How many times does these idiot athlets from China complain already about Olympic-Covid related things?

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The rules are the same for all competitors, nobody is at a disadvantage

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FFS:

I highly doubt Japanese competitors are restricted to these same playing areas. Hell, I bet they don't even have to stay in those rabbit hutch hotels.

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The Japanese also got complaints at the Nagano Olympics for having too short of a downhill run.

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When you live your entire life in a shoebox of 20mp so called appatto, having larger ping-pong areas seems like a huge waste of time and money.

Just like the builder's motto in Japan. Why build a house, when you can build 3 on the same area for triple the price

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It is related to the Corona problem. Does he not see that?

In Japan, food stores shortened hours by opening almost two hours later and closing two hours earlier. That is how logic works here to prevent the virus from spreading so making space smaller is better. Restaurant hours are reduced so you can crowd more in with less work on keeping them separted. America was wrong. They lengthened store hours in the morning and extended in the evening to avoid crowds. So sad that they think so much better. I enjoy Japanese logic. Makes sense to me.

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China table tennis boss complains

It's table tennis. Let's not get carried away here. Keep things in perspective.

"I'm a little worried about the athletes' running and safety."

They're running in a rectangle shaped area.

THE ONLY thing "dangerous" in that area is the actual ping pong table.

Blame the table not the area.

And oh by the way, don't blame others..................blame corona.

Do you know where corona started?

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Do you know where corona started?

Don't tell me, that table tennis player released the virus and was responsible. Take away his balls.

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China's table tennis chief on Tuesday claimed the "smaller than usual" size of the playing areas may affect players' performance and safety, in his latest complaints about the Tokyo Olympics.

Same can be said about the beds.

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Mister Liu aka China, not exactly consistent in their complaints:

Liu previously complained about what he viewed as the Tokyo Olympics' excessive virus prevention measures which made the team's preparations "extremely difficult".

"We didn't expect some epidemic rules like not wiping the game table with your hand, or blowing (on the ball)," he told CCTV last week.

Last week, the Chinese sailing team also complained of poor pandemic prevention measures at their hotel, saying competitors were forced to mix with other guests.

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Unfortunately for Japan, the Chinese are again correct.

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It’s Japan. Japanese are good at doing something legal but tricky , to win.

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It's a pity that the Chinese didn't give their virus a little more room to play in then perhaps it wouldn't have felt the need to escape.

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cracaphatToday  04:05 pm JST

I'm sure the mandate for the Chinese team is to find anything to pop off about criticizing Japan.The thing is they wouldn't be so emboldened to, back home though if they didn't like something,would they?

Go bellyache to the IOC. You should be glad glad GLAD that you have the honor of making this far to the Olympic Games level. Don't be a crybaby.

kurisupisuToday  04:25 pm JST

Where does Liu Guoliang think he is?

First time in Japan no doubt?

If he wants something big in Japan then a bowl of ramen is it!

VrethToday  04:28 pm JST

China needs to chill out for a while.

Waaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! When I was in the Navy, a recruit training class head (a Filipino at that) told us 'boots' that when you are in a foreign land, they're not the foreigners. You are! And you are a guest. Act like it. Don't be a self-impressed national chauvinistic boor.

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Don't like it??, Chugoku waits for you..

When you live your entire life in a shoebox of 20mp so called appatto, having larger ping-pong areas seems like a huge waste of time and money.

Just like the builder's motto in Japan. Why build a house, when you can build 3 on the same area for triple the price

The excuse for the loser with no money for a house..

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Where’s the problem here? Who wants the gold medal, has to be capable enough to play and win on areas of any size. It’s everywhere else common sense and similar too, for example you won’t ever get Michelin stars if you serve in your restaurant only standard glasses of faucet water, right?

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When you live your entire life in a shoebox of 20mp so called appatto, having larger ping-pong areas seems like a huge waste of time and money.

They're basically right. You don't need more space to live in, it's just nice. But hardly a necessity.

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Either he is correct, and it should be fixed, or he is incorrect. I just looked it up here:

https://www.allabouttabletennis.com/table-tennis-room-size.html

The size for Olympic games seems to be what he said, so, unless this is something only stated on one website, it should be fixed.

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What a whiny bunch these athletes are. If it's not the Chinese, it's the South Koreans.

Imagine even if one Japanese athlete made a legitimate complaint in China or South Korea. Those two countries would be livid.

Hypocrites.

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What the International Table Tennis Federation has to say concerning this (https://documents.ittf.sport/sites/default/files/public/2021-04/2021ITTFHandbook.pdf)

3.2.3 Playing Conditions

3.2.3.1 The playing space shall be rectangular and not less than 14m long, 7m wide and 5m high, but the 4 corners may be covered by surrounds of not more than 1.5m length; for wheelchair events, the playing space may be reduced, but shall not be less than 8m long and 6m wide; for Veteran events, the playing space may be reduced, but shall not be less than 10m long and 5m wide.

So he does have a point here. It begs to question why the playing area is smaller than the stated requirement in the handbook by the International Table Tennis Federation.

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What a whiny bunch these athletes are. If it's not the Chinese, it's the South Koreans. 

How dare these athletes expect Japan to follow rules! How dare they!!!!

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"The whole playing space is smaller than usual... world competitions normally have areas measuring seven by 14 meters... I just measured it at six by 11 meters," Chinese Table Tennis Association president Liu Guoliang told state broadcaster CCTV. "I'm a little worried about the athletes' running and safety. It's quite different from before.

If it doesn't meet international standards, it should be fixed so it does. Let's get it going.

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