ITTF. Last week Rio de Janeiro hosted the Aquece Rio Eventos-Teste, Olympic Test. This tournament is held to see aspects of the venue for the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games.
Normally the attention is on the competition and the design of the table for the Games but this time the flooring made fans talk on social media. The players will play on a green flooring and this is the first time that this colour will be used for the flooring.
ITTF explained that the green color was a petition of the organization of Rio 2016. This won't be used only in Table Tennis but also in the other sports.
Steve Dainton, ITTF Marketing Director, talked about the new color: "The new green floor from supplier company, Tinsue looked great on TV and worked well with the table colour from San Ei, as well as the look of the Games, and got positive feedback from the players."
Thomas Weikert, ITTF President, talked about the work they are doing with the organization: "During the past four days, my colleagues and I have gone through all aspects of the Olympic Games event with the Rio 2016 team. We are pleased with the progress and the conditions here in RioCentro and we are confident that we will have an amazing Olympic Games next year. We just need to work with our Rio colleagues to improve the lighting and to install proper air-condition for the Games time."
Video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel