2008 Olympic Games
Table Tennis Competition Schedule

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The 2008 Olympics was table tennis at its best - check out the competition schedule...

 By Martin Hughes
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Olympics Table Tennis Venue

The People's Republic of China hosted the Olympic Games in Beijing from the 8 to 24 August 2008.

The table tennis competition started on Wednesday 13 August 2008, and with the home nation expected to take several gold medals, there was a fantastic atmosphere.

A fabulous new state-of-the-art venue, 8km from the Olympic Village, was built at Peking University specifically for this event - so the players had the best possible conditions in which to play.

It had seating for 8,000 spectators - with 6,000 seats being permanent and 2,000 temporary.

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Competition Schedule

Here's the schedule of play for the 2008 Olympics table tennis events...

Beijing is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Date Session Event Round
Wed 13 Aug 2008 Morning Women's Team One
Morning Men's Team One
Afternoon Women's Team One
Afternoon Men's Team One
Evening Women's Team Two
Evening Men's Team Two
Thu 14 Aug 2008 Morning Women's Team Two
Morning Men's Team Two
Afternoon Women's Team Three
Afternoon Men's Team Three
Evening Women's Team Three
Evening Men's Team Three
Fri 15 Aug 2008 Morning Women's Team Bronze play-off
Morning Men's Team Bronze play-off
Afternoon Women's Team Semi-final 1
Evening Women's Team Semi-final 2
Sat 16 Aug 2008 Morning Women's Team Bronze play-off
Afternoon Men's Team Semi-final 1
Evening Men's Team Semi-final 2
Sun 17 Aug 2008 Morning Men's Team Bronze play-off
Afternoon Women's Team Bronze medal
Evening Women's Team Final
Mon 18 Aug 2008 Morning Women's Singles Preliminary
Afternoon Men's Team Bronze medal
Evening Men's Team Final
Tue 19 Aug 2008 Morning Men's Singles Preliminary
Afternoon Women's Singles One
Afternoon Men's Singles One
Evening Women's Singles One
Evening Men's Singles One and Two
Wed 20 Aug 2008 Morning Women's Singles Two
Morning Men's Singles Two
Afternoon Women's Singles Two and Three
Afternoon Men's Singles Two
Evening Women's Singles Three
Evening Men's Singles Two
Thu 21 Aug 2008 Morning Women's Singles Four
Afternoon Men's Singles Three
Evening Women's Singles Quarter Finals
Evening Men's Singles Four
Fri 22 Aug 2008 Morning Women's Singles Semi Finals
Afternoon Men's Singles Quarter Finals
Evening Women's Singles Bronze medal
Evening Women's Singles Final
Sat 23 Aug 2008 Morning Men's Singles Semi Finals
Evening Men's Singles Bronze medal
Evening Men's Singles Final


Olympic Rings


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