Olympics News Articles


  • Olympic draws: GB handed France tie!

    August 3, 2016

    Team GB have a mouthwatering match against France in the Olympic team event – and the winners will play top seeds China!

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  • Our boys are Brazil-bound!

    July 26, 2016

    Team GB’s table tennis squad have flown out to Brazil for their final Olympic preparations.

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  • Sherlock in his element as Rio referee

    Olympic table tennis referee Stuart Sherlock is ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – for the second time.

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  • Liam and Sam create perfect media storm at BBC

    July 18, 2016

    Live TV and radio interviews, frying pan table tennis and a hula-hoop challenge. Just your average media day when you are off to the Olympics next week!

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  • Rio trio show up well at tournament

    July 17, 2016

    Liam Pitchford, Paul Drinkhall and Sam Walker put in some encouraging performances at a pre-Olympic tournament in Germany.

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  • Team GB stars tuning up at European camps

    July 11, 2016

    Watch video of Team GB’s Olympic table tennis stars starting the final phase of their Rio preparations at a training camp in Denmark.

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  • Team GB aces kitted out and ready to go

    July 1, 2016

    Team GB’s table tennis squad are a step closer to being Rio-ready now they have received their official kit for this summer’s Olympic Games.

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  • Sam Walker added to Team GB for Rio Olympics

    June 2, 2016

    Sam Walker has been called up by Team GB for the table tennis team competition at the Rio Olympics.

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  • Drinkhall and Pitchford selected for Rio Olympics

    May 19, 2016

    The British Olympic Association has announced Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall as the two athletes who will represent Team GB in table tennis at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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  • Drinkhall’s Rio bid ended by Lei

    April 16, 2016

    Paul Drinkhall’s bid to directly qualify for the Rio Olympics was today ended by Lei Kou of Ukraine.

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  • Drinkhall two wins from Rio, but Pitchford is eliminated

    April 15, 2016

    Paul Drinkhall is two victories from clinching a place at the Rio Olympics, but Liam Pitchford’s competition is over.

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  • Pitchford and Drinkhall miss out on Rio – for now

    April 14, 2016

    Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall both missed out on a place in the Rio Olympics tonight – but more chances await the English duo at the qualifying event in Sweden.

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  • Paul’s off to a winning start in Rio Qualification

    April 12, 2016

    Paul Drinkhall has opened his Rio Olympic Qualification Event campaign with 4-3 victory over Florent Lambiet and 4-0 victory over Ibrahim Gunduz.

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  • Liam and Paul ready to seize Rio chance

    April 8, 2016

    Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall aim to keep the good times rolling for English table tennis as they bid to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

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  • It’s official! Stuart is named referee for Rio Olympics

    January 8, 2016

    Stuart Sherlock has been confirmed as the table tennis referee for the Rio Olympics. The 61-year-old from Blackpool was chosen for the honour by the […]

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  • Paul hopes Rio success can help him floor the rest!

    November 26, 2015

    Paul Drinkhall is hoping his recent victory at the Rio test event will help to give him an edge over the rest of the field if he qualifies for next year’s Olympics.

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  • Drinkhall wins Rio test event gold medal!

    November 20, 2015

    Paul Drinkhall lived up to his No 1 seeding as he claimed the Men’s Singles title at the Olympic test event in Rio.

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  • Umpire David prepares for a Rio thriller

    November 11, 2015

    David Edwards will add another great experience to his CV when he umpires at the Rio test event later this month.

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