On the afternoon of January 5, 2016, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium held an audience with Belgian table tennis champion and Olympian, Mr. Jean-Michel Saive, at the Palais Royal in Brussels.

Last month — December 3 to be exact — Mr. Saive, who participated in the Olympic Games seven times, announced his retirement from the international sports scene.

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