Adham Sharara

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Adham Sharara, Mondial Ping 2013.

Adham Sharara (born Cairo 24 March 1953) is a Canadian sports official. He is current Chairman and Honorary President of the International Table Tennis Federation, having succeeded Xu Yinsheng in 1999.[1][2] He retired as ITTF President on 2014, and was succeeded by the Deputy President the German Thomas Weikert.[3]

Sharara was elected to the newly created position of "Chairman of the ITTF" on 28 April 2014 at the ITTF Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Tokyo, Japan.[4][5]


  1. ^ Bernd Ulrich Gross, Werner Schlager Table Tennis: Tips from a World Champion 2011 - Page 164 "Do you really believe that table tennis may become a “big sport” like the ITTF President Adham Sharara always maintains? Table tennis is already a big sport in some countries. To reach the world stage, all have to work with professionals, ."
  2. ^ Beijing Review - Volume 44, Issues 1-26 - Page 257 2001 "International Table Tennis Federation President Adham Sharara said on May 6 the sport would become "boring" if China continued to dominate every event, as they did at the world championships in Osaka and at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic"
  3. ^ "ITTF Executive Committee (EC)". ITTF. Archived from the original on 4 September 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Adham Sharara elected to the new position of ITTF Chairman". ITTF Press Release. ITTF. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "ITTF Directory - Officials - Chairman". ITTF. Retrieved 21 March 2015.