Weihai confirmed as host for World Cup tournaments
Located in the extreme east of Shandong province, the closest Chinese city to the Korea Republic, Wehai has been confirmed as the home for the forthcoming Women’s World Cup and Men’s World Cup tournaments.
The Women’s World Cup will be held from Sunday 8th to Tuesday 10th November, the Men’s World Cup from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th November.
Venue for both events will be the recently opened state-of-the-art Weihai Nanhai Olympic Centre, the home for the current 2020 Chinese National Championships.
Meanwhile, also in China, Zhengzhou in Henan province, will host the 2020 ITTF Finals from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd November; a 16,000 seater stadium, the Zhengzhou Olympic Sports Centre was the home for the highly successful Agricultural Bank of China 2019 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals.
The concept of players competing in what has been named the “Bubble” for major sporting events, remaining in the group, in order not to gain infection from COVID-19, is the avowed policy in line with other approved safety measures.
Discussions with the possibility of spectators being present in Zhengzhou are taking place.
Editor: Ian Marshall