September 18 - Germany's Michael Zwipp (pictured) has been appointed as the referee for the table tennis tournament at the London 2012 Olympics, it has been announced.

He will be assisted by England's Stuart Sherlock.

Zwipp was the referee at the World Team Championships in Bremen in 2006 whilst Sherlock was the referee for the World Championships in Manchester in 1997.

China's Yao Zhenxu, the competition manager for table tennis at Beijing in 2008, and Australia's Graeme Ireland have been appointed as the technical delegates for London 2012.