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In the 22 years leading up to the 1971 World Table Tennis Championships, China and the United States had little to no contact because of a split between respective communist and capitalist ideologies. However, in April of that year, while competing at the Championship in Japan, the U.S. table tennis squad was invited by the Chinese national team to play a few games in Beijing, an invitation orchestrated by the government of the People's Republic. The American squad accomplished what politicians could not: becoming the first Americans to visit Beijing since 1949.

What has since been called "Ping-Pong diplomacy" gave people in the United States an opportunity to peer behind the curtain of communist China for the first time. It had the effect of transforming American perceptions of Communist China and set the scene for President Richard Nixon's momentous trip in 1972 that "opened China to the West."

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The rerelease of The Sports Business Handbook includes fifty of the most significant sports-related moments that changed the industry. From the Black Power salute at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games to George Steinbrenner's purchase of the New York Yankees, these monumental events provide not only a sense of how far we've come, but where we may be heading as well. To celebrate these iconic moments in the industry, author Rick Horrow has teamed up with Staks to create 10 NFTs from among the list that capture these gamechangers.
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In the 22 years leading up to the 1971 World Table Tennis Championships, China and the United States had little to no contact because of a split between respective communist and capitalist ideologies. However, in April of that year, while competing at the Championship in Japan, the U.S. table tennis squad was invited by the Chinese national team to play a few games in Beijing, an invitation orchestrated by the government of the People's Republic. The American squad accomplished what politicians could not: becoming the first Americans to visit Beijing since 1949.

What has since been called "Ping-Pong diplomacy" gave people in the United States an opportunity to peer behind the curtain of communist China for the first time. It had the effect of transforming American perceptions of Communist China and set the scene for President Richard Nixon's momentous trip in 1972 that "opened China to the West."

50 Sports Moments That Changed The Industry collection image
The rerelease of The Sports Business Handbook includes fifty of the most significant sports-related moments that changed the industry. From the Black Power salute at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games to George Steinbrenner's purchase of the New York Yankees, these monumental events provide not only a sense of how far we've come, but where we may be heading as well. To celebrate these iconic moments in the industry, author Rick Horrow has teamed up with Staks to create 10 NFTs from among the list that capture these gamechangers.
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