Table tennis is also known as ping pong

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007


Reuters: “Ten thousand Beijingers will play table tennis on 1,000 tables in Tiananmen Square to mark the one-year countdown to the 2008 Olympics on Aug. 8, local media reported on Tuesday. … Table tennis, known as ping pong, is China’s national ball sport, with participation levels far outstripping those of soccer or basketball.”

(And yes, that is a small, blurry image of John Kerry playing table tennis, also known as ping pong, that we found on the Interweb. And no, we’re not quite sure why he’s chosen to play cross-armed).