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Table Tennis Schedule and Venue for Rio 2016 Olympic Games


Table Tennis in Summer Games Table tennis is one of the most popular racquet sports in the world. The origin of the event can be traced back to the late nineteenth century England. Now the sport is played in numerous countries all over the world. Table tennis is known by many different names like "ping pong", "gossima", "whiff-whaff" and "flim-flam". There is big difference between the Olympic level table tennis and the recreational table tennis. In the table tennis matches, two or four players can participate. The aim of the sport is to strike a ball with a racket from one side to the other side of the table.

The 2016 Games in Numbers


  • Nations Participating : 56
  • Number of Athletes : 172
  • Total Events : 4

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Table Tennis Schedule




The table tennis players have to be really quick with their moves and strikes to excel in the game. They acquire various styles and techniques during the table tennis matches. Though known to be gentle sport event, table tennis involves a certain level of aggressiveness. The International Table Tennis Federation or the ITTF is the governing body of table tennis at the international level.


Table Tennis in the Summer Games: Table tennis for both men and women were included in the Olympic program at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games. The event has been contested regularly at the Olympics after the1988 Games. At the Olympics, the format of table tennis matches is generally best-of-five games. The events contested during the Olympics table tennis competition are-


DateStart TimeEnd TimeDisciplineGenderEventsMedalVenueZone
Aug 6, 20169:0012:45Table tennisM/FMen's and Women's Singles: Prelims Round 1NoRiocentro - Pavilion 3Barra
Aug 6, 201614:3017:30Table tennisM/FMen's and Women's Singles: Round 1NoRiocentro - Pavilion 3Barra
Aug 6, 201619:0022:00Table tennisM/FMen's and Women's Singles: Rounds 1 and 2NoRiocentro - Pavilion 3Barra
Aug 7, 20169:0012:00Table tennisM/FMen's and Women's Singles: Round 2NoRiocentro - Pavilion 3Barra
Aug 7, 201613:3016:30Table tennisM/FMen's and Women's Singles: Round 2NoRiocentro - Pavilion 3Barra
Aug 7, 201618:0022:00Table tennisM/FMen's and Women'sNoRiocentro -Barra
Aug 8, 201610:0014:00Table tennisM/FMen's and Women's Singles: Round 3NoRiocentro - Pavilion 3Barra
Aug 8, 201616:0018:00Table tennisM/FMen's and Women's Singles: Round 4NoRiocentro - Pavilion 3Barra
Aug 8, 201620:3022:30Table tennisM/FMen's and Women's Singles: Round 4NoRiocentro - Pavilion 3Barra
Aug 9, 201610:0014:00Table tennisFWomen's Singles: Quarter- finalsNoRiocentro - Pavilion 3Barra
Aug 9, 201616:0018:00Table tennisMMen's Singles: Quarter- finalsNoRiocentro - Pavilion 3Barra
Aug 9, 201620:3022:30Table tennisMMen's Singles: Quarter- finalsNoRiocentro - Pavilion 3Barra
Aug 10, 201610:0012:00Table tennisFWomen's Singles: Semi
  • Men's singles
  • Men's doubles/ team
  • women's singles
  • women's doubles/ team


Rules of Table Tennis: The International Table Tennis Federation or the ITTF is authorized to set rules for table tennis. Some of the rules, which are followed during the international table tennis competitions, are-


  • The dimension of the table, on which table tennis matches are played, is determined by the ITTF rule-book.
  • The table is divided in two halves with a net.
  • The length and height of the net are specified by the ITTF.
  • The ball used during table tennis is generally made of plastic material like celluloid. Usually the color of the ball is white or orange.
  • The blade of the racquet used during the table tennis matches has to be flat and inflexible.
  • The body movements during the serve at the beginning of the match are specified by the ITTF.
  • An umpire is appointed during table tennis match to monitor the play.
  • The player reaching to 11 points first in a game is declared the winner. The winner of a table tennis match is decided taking in account the best of any odd numbered games. generally the matches are best of five games.

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Last updated on: August 03, 2016




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