— Published 29 August 2023

Bangkok for the first time

A first for the International Teqball Federation (FITEQ). The next edition of its world championships will be held outside Europe. After Nuremberg (Germany), Gliwice (Poland), Reims (France) and Budapest, this year’s world event will be held in Bangkok. It will be held from November 29 to December 3 at the Hua Mark indoor stadium, an 8,000-capacity facility built in 1996 and renovated in 2012. As last year in Nuremberg, the World Teqball Championships will feature five events: men’s and women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles. The 2022 world championships attracted 211 athletes from 55 countries, but the 2023 edition promises to be even bigger in terms of participation, with the FIEQ now counting 152 national federations. With this new organization, Bangkok is further establishing itself as one of Asia’s sporting powerhouses. Last week, the Thai capital hosted the annual summit and general assembly of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). At the same time, it hosted a stage of the ISU Junior Figure Skating Grand Prix for the first time.