Table Tennis http://wunc.org en Olympic Drama In Cary http://wunc.org/post/olympic-drama-cary <p>The Olympic Table Tennis trials were held in Cary over the weekend. The sport’s premier event provided plenty of drama.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt:</strong> Like every sport, table tennis has its quirks and traditions. What’s obvious right away to anyone new to the elite level of table tennis is, these athletes are loud. Each player has his or her own personal word or phrase they like to shout. For American Ariel Hsing, that word is “sa.” It must have worked, because Hsing won the first Olympic team slot.<br> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:30:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2747 at http://wunc.org Olympic Hopefuls Come To Cary http://wunc.org/post/olympic-hopefuls-come-cary <p>The North American Olympic Qualifying Tournament in table tennis is being held in Cary this weekend. The event features world-class athletes trying to make their Olympic dreams come true.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt:</strong> Table tennis is a wildly popular sport in Asia and eastern Europe. In the United States, the sport is growing, but with little to no chance of winning Olympic medals this year in London, just making the North American team is the goal.<br> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2757 at http://wunc.org Table Tennis Pros Gather in Cary http://wunc.org/post/table-tennis-pros-gather-cary <p>This weekend Cary will host the nation’s largest round robin table tennis competition. More than 300 internationally ranked players will visit Cary for the event.</p><p>Mike Babuin is the founder of the Cary Table Tennis Association and creator of the competition. He says that while many Americans play table tennis at home, few consider it a serious sport. That’s not the case in other countries. And he says the countries taking table tennis seriously are the ones bringing home Olympic medals:</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:00:00 +0000 WUNC News 9315 at http://wunc.org