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St Pancras Station recently provided a glimpse of how London 2012 might best be used to encourage more sporting participation. Throughout the station’s concourses, amid the hurried din of rush hour, was the clicking of ping pong balls against bat and table.

Commuters faced Olympians, as Ping! London was launched, a new initiative bringing table tennis out of the leisure centre and onto the streets.

This summer, Ping! will see 100 temporary tables set up in busy areas throughout the capital, linked via challenges and a series of events that ranges from the obvious “The Ping Pong Ball”  to the offbeat “Literary Ping Pong”.

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