March 2, 2022

The ITTF Group remains highly concerned by the outbreak of war in Ukraine. It expresses its solidarity with the people of Ukraine and wishes to send a powerful message of peace and unity to the entire world.
 
The ITTF Executive Committee met on March 1st, 2022, after consulting with the sport community, and took the decision to follow the recommendations made by the IOC Executive Board with immediate effect.
 
Therefore, until further notice, no Russian or Belarusian players and officials will be invited or allowed in events hosted by the ITTF Group, and no Russian or Belarusian national symbols, colours, flags, or anthems will be displayed. Please note no ITTF Group events are currently scheduled in Russia or Belarus.
 
The ITTF Athletes’ Commission also expressed their deep concern and sympathy, and fully support these decisions.
 
The ITTF Group will continue to monitor the situation and will review its decision in light of future developments.
 
Today’s statement builds on the previous ITTF Group statement.

About the ITTF Group
The ITTF Group is the umbrella organisation of table tennis, bringing together the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), World Table Tennis (WTT), and the ITTF Foundation.
The ITTF is the world governing body of the sport, WTT leads the commercial development and the events platform, and the Foundation manages all the social responsibility activities.
Together, the three entities propel the ITTF Group to inspire sustainable Table Tennis growth worldwide through engagement, innovation and passion.