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Championships postponed again

The Hana Bank 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships Busan, which was postponed due to COVID-19, is scheduled to begin on Sept. 27 and end on Oct. 4, at BEXCO. 

The Shinhan Korea Open was held last July.

The championships will feature  72 countries, making it the largest sporting event in the world outside of the Olympics. Beginning with the 2003 World Table Tennis Championships in Paris, games that are held in even-numbered years are team events, whereas ones that run in odd-numbered years are individual.

Preliminary rounds will be held from Sept. 27 to 30. Semi-finals will go on Oct. 1 and 2. The women's finals will occur on Oct. 3, and the men's finals will conclude on Oct. 4. Tickets can be purchased through the ITTF organizing committee's website ( and at Hana Ticket ( 

The ITTF has stated that although the schedule is flexible depending on COVID-19, the cancellation of the competition is not being considered.