ITTF Parkinson’s World Table Tennis Championships on Awards Shortlist

The ITTF Parkinson’s World Table Tennis Championships (PWTTC) has been shortlisted in two categories at the 2022 Sports Business Awards.

The 2021 edition of the event, held in Berlin and organised together with the YUVEDO Foundation, is shortlisted in the Sports Diversity & Inclusion Award, up against seven other contenders including Harlequins and Rugby League World Cup 2021.

It also makes a five-strong shortlist for the Best Sports Governing Body Initiative.

Scientific research shows that regular table tennis practice improves all players’ social, mental, and physical well-being. Specifically, the sport has beneficial effects on people affected by cognitive disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, with the appropriate levels of physical and mental demands to help cope with the degenerative effects of their condition.

The ITTF Parkinson’s World Table Tennis Championship promotes these benefits to a broad audience, raising awareness among millions.

“We are delighted to be among the finalists of the 2022 Sports Business Awards. The ITTF Foundation will keep raising awareness of table tennis' benefits for a sustainable healthy lifestyle. Thank you to everyone who has faith in us. Let us continue using table tennis to create positive impacts globally. Following the remarkable success of the 2021 edition, and we are already choosing hosts for 2023 and 2024.” Leandro Olvech, ITTF Foundation Director.

The 2022 Sports Business Awards winners will be announced in a ceremony at The Kia Oval in London on 18 November.

Watch this video to briefly re-visit the 2021 ITTF Parkinson's World Table Tennis Championships!

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