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Ping Pong Diplomacy: The Rematch At the Nixon Library in June

250px-Wang_Liqin_from_ITTF.jpgMark your calenders. Catch the spirit of the Olympics and the Nixon Administration all in one tournament!

For the record – we always thought ‘ping pong diplomacy’ was akin to ‘yo-yo dieting’. Totally different…according to most of the people we asked.

From MarketWire.com:

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library will be the venue for American/Chinese Ping Pong Diplomacy: The Rematch, a historic sequel of the extraordinary 1971 and 1972 table tennis events between United States and Chinese table tennis teams that became internationally known as “Ping Pong Diplomacy.”

The three-day table tennis tournament, scheduled for Tuesday, June 10 through Thursday, June 12, will feature greats from both countries. They’ll take part in a series of table tennis exhibitions, including instructional clinics for school age youngsters, collegiate challenges, competitions against the public, and the official Rematch of players from the original “Ping Pong Diplomacy” teams.

Festivities will occur in the Library’s spectacular East Room, a full-size replica of the White House East Room in Washington, D.C., considered America’s Grand Ballroom.

Any excuse to go to the Nixon Library is good enough for us.

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