Table tennis made its Olympic debut at the Seoul 1988 Games with men’s and women’s singles and doubles. Since Beijing 2008 the competition has consisted of men’s and women’s singles and team events, while the Tokyo 2020 competition will also include a mixed doubles event.
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Are you allowed to touch the table in table tennis?
you may not touch the table with your non-paddle hand. You may touch the ball or the table with your paddle hand (after reaching in to return a short serve, for example), or other parts of your body. NOTE: If the table moves at all from your touching it during a rally, that is your opponent’s point.
The game was invented in England in the early days of the 20th century and was originally called Ping-Pong, a trade name. The name table tennis was adopted in 1921–22 when the old Ping-Pong Association formed in 1902 was revived.
Usually played out over best-of-seven games, each player is required to score a minimum of 11 points to secure the game. Players are allowed to serve twice before a changeover takes place and the first to get to 11, wins it.
In table tennis only the serve has to hit the table on each side of the net, whereas in ping pong every shot has to hit the table on both sides of the net.
So with five table tennis events and Gold, Silver and Bronze medals available in each event, there are now 15 olympic medals up for grabs at each Olympic Games.