From being a top athlete, ranked number one in the World for 2 years, runner up at the 1993 World Championships and Champion of Europe, to being elected President of the Belgian Olympic Committee on 10 September 2021 with 66% of the votes, is a great accomplishment.

Congratulations to a fellow table tennis family member!

On behalf of all Canadian table tennis fans, TTCAN congratulates Jean-Michel Saive for his election as President of his national Olympic Committee, and we wish him great success in his new function.

Members of our table tennis family worldwide are always proud to see a fellow table tennis family member succeed within the sports world and especially in the Olympic Movement. We are proud of Jean-Michel Saive, and we are proud of IOC member from table tennis Ryu Sung Min.

We sincerely wish our fellow table tennis personalities a great career within the Olympic movement, and we will always be proud of their accomplishments.

“I am very proud of Jean-Mi’s accomplishment, and I am sure that he will be a great President of his NOC. This is a great day for table tennis. Congratulations!” said Adham Sharara, TTCAN’s president.