Greeting from Sport Undersecretary of Italian Government

Italy is ready to host major sporting events, including the European Veteran table tennis Championships. During this summer the whole world has appreciated the great qualities of our Olympic and Paralympic athletes and teams.

Now it is time to prove the value of the Italian sports system in terms of event organization and hospitality. A remarkable part in the calendar of the most important sporting events that our country will host is played by the European Veteran Championships 2022 which will take place at the “Fiera di Rimini” from 25th June to 2nd July 2022.

This main event represents a great challenge for FITET and for the whole Italian sports system. We are very proud of this assignment which fills us with responsibility. But I am sure that the Federation chaired by Mr Renato Di Napoli (President) will be able to give life to an event that will enhance Italy and, above all, convey emotions.

Valentina Vezzali


Greeting from the President of the Emilia Romagna Region

It is with great pleasure that Regione Emilia-Romagna hosts such an important event as the European Veterans Championship 2022. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the organizers for their confidence in us: this is a meaningful sign of restart after the painful period we have been through and that we hope to leave definitively behind.

Our Region loves sports, each one of them. We strongly believe that so-called "minor sports" do not exist, and that this expression should be abolished, as passion cannot be measured by media exposure or audience.
Moreover, in events like this it is possible to feel the real sports attitude, in its mix of healthy competition, fair play and desire to be together and live unforgettable moments.

We thank you once again for choosing our Region for this sporting event. We have no doubt that the participants and attenders will experience the warm ospitality of Rimini and in the rest of our territory.
Good luck and welcome to Emilia-Romagna!

Stefano Bonaccini


Greeting from the President of Italian Olympic Committee

I want to address the most felt greetings from the whole Italian National Olympic Committee, to the organizers, to the athletes and towards all the protagonists of the European Veterans Championships 2022 that will be hosted next summer at the Rimini Expo center.

I am sure that the Federation led by President Reno Di Napoli, together with the Institutions involved in the organization of such an important event for the continental table tennis movement, will know how to repay the trust granted by the ETTU, confirming the organizational qualities recognized to Italy at the international level.

My wish is that this European will help renew the enthusiasm of the sport lovers after the difficulties experienced due the Covid-10 pandemic and I hope this event could promote your discipline more and more. I’m sure the European Veterans Championships will offer authentic values of our world.

Giovanni Malagò


Greeting from the President of Italian Table Tennis Federation

Dear Friends,
we are happy and proud to host the European Veteran Championships again, many years after the Courmayeur edition in 2003. As the Italian Table Tennis Federation, we are grateful to the European Table Tennis Union for having trusted us, and for having given us the chance to organize such an important event.

I thank those who are putting their best effort to make the event successfull, which all of us would like it to remain in the memory of the participants as a virtuous example of organization from all points of view. I am sure that we will experience a week of great competition, filled with moments of friendship and emotions

in Rimini. We are working hard to ensure that the Rimini edition goes down in history of the EVC as the record one. The fantastic venue that will host the Championships is, in fact, ready to host up to 5000 European players who will have the opportunity, after the forced break imposed by the pandemic, to find themselves back on the competition fields. We also hope that all players will be accompanied by many family members or friends, so that this experience does not end with the competitions, but can guarantee everyone the opportunity to spend hours of relax, in company, in a city famous all over the world for tourist hospitality, entertainment, sea, flavors of its cuisine and the mild weather, as well as the historical-architectural-landscape beauties of the area. We hope that everyone will feel at home here with us, and that, once back to their respective countries, everyone can bring with them good memories of these Europeans and maybe return in the future, to discover other attractions that our Peninsula is able to to offer.
We are waiting for you, open arms!

Renato Di Napoli

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The European Veteran Championships will take place in the city of Rimini from 25 June to 2 July 2022 at the Rimini Fair.

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