Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony took place in the beautiful Halmstad Arena on Sunday afternoon. The ITTF president Thomas Weikert, Petra Sörling Chairman of the Swedish Table Tennis Association accompanied by former world champion and local host Jörgen Persson spoke all about...
Germany number one on paper – China in reality

Germany number one on paper – China in reality

Media from all around the world was present at the pre-event press conference attended by star players Timo Boll, Ding Ning and Tomokazu Harimoto accompanied by local ambassador and previous world champion Jörgen Persson, the ITTF-president Thomas Weikert and the...
Welcome to Halmstad!

Welcome to Halmstad!

The LIEBHERR World Table Tennis Championship starts in 10 days, we are getting ready – are you? The construction and branding of the venues in Halmstad Arena are soon completed. Walking around in the arena you can already feel the vibe of the World Championships. We...
A political smash for WTTC 2018

A political smash for WTTC 2018

LIEBHERR World Table Tennis Championship 2018 in Halmstad is only days away, and as a teaser the political parties of The Swedish Parliament competed in “The Battle of Parties” in Stockholm. The event was hosted by the Parliaments Sports Club, WTTC 2018 Halmstad and...
Flisberg could have been the first

Flisberg could have been the first

1954, at the Wembley Arena, Tage Flisberg had his chance to be the first Swedish player to become a World Champion in Single. At that time, Wembley was an ice hockey arena. The organizers had constructed a thin wooden floor over the ice. The low temperature made the...
Kjell and Stellan World Championships

Kjell and Stellan World Championships

April 11-21, 1967, Sweden hosted the World Championships for the fourth time. The competitions gave Sweden the first gold meal. It was Hans Alsér and Kjell Johansson who won the Men’s Doubles. Japan’s six titles out of a maximum seven at the 1967 World Championships...