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The ITTF table tennis association has excluded the Russian and Belarusian teams from the team in Chinese Chengdu, the ITTF announced after a two-day session of its executive committee in Malmö.
Because of the Russian attack on Ukraine, the World Association had already excluded all Russian and Belarusian players from international competitions on March 1st. At the time, however, the ITTF reserved to observe further developments and to check this decision at any time. The exclusion of the Russian and Belarusian teams has now been confirmed two months before the start of the World Championships from September 30th to October 9th in the Chinese million city.
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