Tim Boggan

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Joseph R. "Tim" Boggan is an American table tennis player, official, and historian.

In 1971, Boggan travelled to China as an official attached to the US Table Tennis team. The visit, referred to as 'ping pong diplomacy' by the media, marked a thawing in US-China relations.

In 1985, he was inducted into the USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame. In 1996, he received the Hall of Fame's Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the organisation's resident historian.


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