Olympics
Here is information about Table Tennis events in Beijing Olympics 2008 including its schedule, venue, history of event in Olympics and number of athletes.

Table Tennis in Olympics

Table Tennis in Olympics 2008
Table Tennis events in Beijing Olympics 2008 will be held from 13 to 23 August at Peking University Gymnasium.

Schedule of Games

13 August 2008, Wednesday
Women's Team Group and Men’s Team Group first and second round matches

14 August 2008, Thursday
Women's Team Group and Men’s Team Group second and third round matches

15 August 2008, Friday
Women’s Team Quarterfinals and Men’s Team Quarterfinal 1 and 2

16 August 2008, Saturday
Women’s Team Semifinals 1 and 2, Men’s Team Quarterfinals 3 and 4, and Men’s Team Semifinal 1.

17 August 2008, Sunday
Women’s Team Medal Matches and Ceremony, Men’s Team Semifinal 2

18 August 2008, Monday
Women's Singles Preliminary Rounds, Men’s Team Medal Matches and Medal Ceremony

19 August 2008, Tuesday
Men's Singles Preliminary Rounds, Women's Singles First Round, Men's Singles First Round

20 August 2008, Wednesday
Women's Singles Second Round, Men's Singles Second Round, Women's Singles Second Round, Men's Singles Second Round, Women's Singles Third Round

21 August 2008, Thursday
Women's Singles Fourth Round, Men's Singles Third Round, Women's Singles Quarterfinals, Men's Singles Fourth Round

22 August 2008, Friday
Women's Singles Semifinals, Men's Singles Quarterfinals, Women’s Singles Medal Matches and Medal Ceremony

23 August 2008, Saturday
Men’s Medal Matches and Medal Ceremony

List of Events
Events include Singles Men, Singles Women, Team Mean and Team Women

Number of Athletes
The target for table tennis is 172 athletes.

Olympics History
Table tennis made its Olympic debut as a full medal sport during Seoul Olympic Games. It was never played at the Olympics as a demonstration sport. Since the late 1950s, the Chinese have been the dominant nation in table tennis. Four table tennis events are held on the Olympics program: singles and doubles for men and women. The mixed doubles event is not a part of the Olympics, although it is played in other world championships.