The NA Office of Duesseldor Tourism and Duesseldorf Airport Announce: Table Tennis Stars Galore at LIEBHERR 2014 Men’s World Cup in Duesseldorf – October 24-26, 2014

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Ping pong fans can look forward to a weekend of the sport’s biggest names when the Men’s World Cup comes to Duesseldorf this year, October, 24-26. Dimitrij Ovtcharov and China’s Zhang Jjike and Ma Long will be there along with Japan’s top player Jun Mitzutani, Michael Maze from Denmark, and Marcos Feitas from Portugal.

Düsseldorf Skyline

A weekend studded with ping pong's brightest stars.

The International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) annual Table Tennis World Cup will take place at the ISS Dome, October 24-26, and the line up promises a weekend studded with the sport’s brightest stars.

Dimitrij Ovtcharov, the current European champion who has competed at the World Cup seven times and at the Olympics and World Championships, happens to be from Düsseldorf and will try to win on his home turf after scoring third in Belgium last year. Ovtcharov’s biggest rivals will be from China. Olympic and World Champion Zhang Jike, against whom Ovtcharov won at the team finals during the World Championship in Tokyo; and Ma Long, top player at the World Championships, who defeated Ovtcharov in Japan.

Japan’s top player, Jun Mitzutani, is qualified for the World Cup, as are former European champion Michael Maze from Denmark and Portugal’s Marcos Freitas, who won the European World Cup qualifications in February. Local favorite Timo Boll’s participation is not confirmed yet but likely.

In total, 20 players will play in Düsseldorf for the World Cup and the $150,000 pooled prize. The winner will receive $45,000.

All event tickets include use of public transportation in Düsseldorf for the day. On Sunday, October 26, young fans up to age 17 get free admission the LIEBHERR 2014 Men’s World Cup. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Düsseldorf’s tourism office is offering hotel and city specials for many of the city’s events throughout 2014, including LIEBHERR 2014 Men’s World Cup. The package, called “Düsseldorf à la Card,” can be booked right from the tourism office’s website at Prices start at €49 per night per person based on double-occupancy for a 2-3-star hotel in the city center and at €95 per person for a 4-star hotel. The package includes breakfast, one DüsseldorfCard (free public transportation within city limits plus 30 free or reduced admissions to city attractions), and a city information package. Please check the website for current information.

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Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourism GmbH is the visitors and convention bureau of the city of Düsseldorf. Its responsibilities include tourism and city marketing, as well as conference and meeting marketing, hotel reservation services, fairs and convention services, city event ticket sales and advance ticket reservations. For more information, visit

Düsseldorf Airport, Germany’s Next Generation HubTM, offers several non-stop flights from US & Canadian cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Myers, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Toronto), as well as convenient connections to many European cities. For more information about the airport, visit

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