TORONTO – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee issued the following statement congratulating Canada’s Adham Sharara on his re-election as President of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

“On behalf of the entire Canadian Olympic family, I want to sincerely congratulate Adham on today’s re-election and on the unparalleled commitment he has shown to the sport of Table Tennis, both here in Canada and around the world. I know that in addition to being President of the ITTF for the past 14 years, Adham has represented Canada in the Table Tennis community, in many different roles. Earning the trust of his colleagues once more is a tremendous accomplishment, and today’s re-election in Paris proves that the world of Table Tennis believes in the importance of Adham’s work and his dedication to the sport. We are all so very proud of you.”

– Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee

Sharara represented the Canadian national team as a player from 1972-1975.  He became the National Technical Director of Canadian Table Tennis Association (CTTA) from 1978-1982 and served as Canada’s national team coach from 1978-1980. Sharara was elected as Executive Vice-President of the ITTF in 1995 and went on to become President in 1999, where he has remained for 14 consecutive years. Today’s re-election means Sharara will serve as President for another four years with the aim of making Table Tennis one of the top five sports in the world.

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