28 Jul 2011

Change of rules in Olympic table tennis to curb China's success

7:34 am on 28 July 2011

China's domination of table tennis at the last Olympics has prompted the sport officials to change the rules surrounding the London Games next year.

In Beijing the hosts won every medal of the the individual table tennis events and in London, each national team will be restricted to fielding just two players in the singles events instead of three.

That means even if China wins gold and silver, the bronze is still up for grabs.