Offbeat Chaos at Table Tennis World Cup: "Much only beautiful façade"

21:55  24 november  2021
21:55  24 november  2021 Source:   sport1.de

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The numerous organizational deficiencies in the Table Tennis World Cup in Houston have caused criticism in the leadership of the German Table Tennis federal (DTTB).

"It's great if you want to set new standards, but you can not forget the basics," said DTTB President Michael Geiger the Sid one day after the kick-off problems in Texas: "Much seems to be a lot of façade. "

At the beginning of the first title struggles in the 95-year World Cup history on the American continent, several problems had occurred last Tuesday.

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because of the game plan to be tight with just 40 minutes per match, active as well as the German Mixed European Champion Dang Qiu (Düsseldorf) had to wait for their missions on many tables. Electronic counters failed or could not be operated properly by the referees.

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also spectators were affected by organizational errors. Result screens in the boxes were not visible to viewers and in other places from the second row no longer or only with binoculars to recognize.

also blocked oversized results boards visitors sometimes the view of the gameplay. In addition, blockages of streaming transfers and the live stickers in several countries ensured mass complaints with national associations.

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"Some is prepared excellently, but much is not WM-Ripe," DTTB Vice-President Heike Ahlert (Schleswig) shared the SID on Wednesday on the way to the congress of the World Association ITTF.

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Geiger also praised the successful implementation of innovations by the ITTF and its new tournament operator WTT like an optically spectacular equipment of the Center Courts, made out His dissatisfaction with the lack of framework conditions but no secret:

"If you already have the viewers on site not so much in mind, it is of course fatal if that, what the beautiful pictures produced, did not work for," said the former referee The multimedia problems of the World Cup makers and recognized: "The ITTF wants to make everything better through WTT as a national host in previous years. But if you want to keep everything in one hand, it really has to work. "

In the German camp, the sporting line also registered the problems. "We got the schedule very late with the prescribments of the games of our assets," said DTTB-SportDirector Richard Prause on SID request: "It is annoying that these children's trials have occurred to the beginning of the World Cup. Ideally not. "

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