Christian Lillieroos has decided to retire as ITTC Chairman October 31st 1999. This decision is made because Lillieroos now has a full-time job as Sports Director in IPC, and he cannot continue in both positions. Table tennis people all over the world are very thankful for the great job Christian Lillieroos has done as Chairman of ITTC since Atlanta 1996. Table tennis has developed a lot under his leadership. ITTC has decided to invite Lillieroos to the Table Tennis General Assembly in Sydney October 2000 to give him the honour he deserves.

As new Chairman ITTC decided in its yearly meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark to appoint Øivind Eriksen, Norway. He will enter his new position within ITTC November 1st 1999.