@fer-no65 I challenge you to hit one ball back from an Olympic ping pong player. Just one; you don’t even need to score a point, just hit it back to the other end of the table.
If you succeed, I will go tell Jacques Rogge in person that he needs to drop it as an Olympic sport. His house is only 15km from where I live. But I doubt that will be necessary. By the time the average person (no offense) has reacted to the ball it has already bounced 10 feet in a completely different direction than you would expect and even if you would hit it, it would go in a completely different direction than you would expect it to as well.
My cousin plays at national level. I can hardly hit one back when playing him. He has played Jean-Michel Saive (7 time Olympian and world #1 in the 90s) and he could hardly score a point and Jean-Michel Saive in his turn was ousted in the first round at these Olympics. You may be sharper than me, but unless you have competitive experience in ping pong, you wouldn’t stand a chance. Their performances are certainly worthy of being Olympic.
I do agree that rugby definitely should be an Olympic sport as well.