Sunday, January 26, 2014
1985 Table Tennis World Championships
In 1985 Sweden was host to the World TT Championships again. The tournament was held at Göteborg from 28th March to the 7th April. The event was till then the biggest sports competition ever held in Sweden, if you consider the number of participating countries. The previous four occasions when Sweden hosted these championships the tournaments were held in Stockholm.
Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg) is the second largest city in Sweden and the fifth largest in the Nordic countries. Situated by the Kattegat, on the west coast of Sweden, the city proper has a population of 532,247, with 549,839 in the urban area and about one million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. Gothenburg is classified as a global city by GaWC, with a ranking of Gamma−. The city was ranked as the 12th most inventive city in the world by Forbes (2013).
Gothenburg was founded by royal charter in 1621 by King Gustavus Adolphus. At the mouth of the Göta älv, the Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in the Nordic countries.