I’m glad to see Youth and Sports Minister Ali Abdullah willing to pick-up a paddle and play a game or two:

Welcome visitors to the ITTF [International Table Tennis Federation] Headquarters in Lausanne on Tuesday 14th September 2010 was a delegation from Lebanon.

They were present in the Swiss city to attend meetings at the offices of the International Olympic Committee and enjoyed a conducted tour of the ITTF Museum under the direction of Chuck Hoey, the Curator.

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“All enjoyed the tour of the Museum, and the last room, our “Salle de Jeu”, certainly put smiles on their faces during our robot challenge; always a good way to end our Museum tour, with a smile!” explained Chuck Hoey.

Clearly not just a paper-pusher.

ITTF: Ali Abdullah, the Minister of Sports shows his table tennis skills

ITTF: Ali Abdullah, the Minister of Sports shows his table tennis skills