THANK GOD, we have Pong!

Pong Dynasty: In Table Tennis, Chinese Rule Top Players for Teams Around the World Are China Exports By CHRISTOPHER RHOADS posted on The Wall Street Journal April 11, 2008; Page A1     VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The best American and Canadian table-tennis players squared off here last weekend for a chance to represent their country this summer at the Beijing Olympics.     In Vancouver, British Columbia, Eric Owens bids for a spot on the U.S. Olympic table tennis team. But he’s the only U.S.-born male at the event. WSJ’s Christopher Rhoads reports.     Only one of the eight American players was of non-Asian descent. All but three were born in China. Six of the eight Canadians also here vying for Olympic berths were either born in China or of Chinese descent.  Read more.


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