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Can table tennis bring rivals closer?

Updated: May 10, 2011, 2:49 PM ET
Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Forty years after a week of table tennis exhibition matches helped restore relations between the United States and China, pingpong diplomacy is making a comeback.

An international organization that seeks to foster peace through sports says it is organizing a two-day, 10-nation table tennis tournament in Qatar intended to "encourage dialogue and good relations between nations."

Organizers say the Nov. 21-22 event will feature players from the United States, ...

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