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End of the Olympic dream - 2016 Games without Squash
Thursday, 20 August 2009

Further to the short statement by the WSF President sent out immediately after the result of the Vote within the IOC Executive Board in Berlin was announced that Golf and Rugby would be proposed to the IOC Session, here is a much more detailed report and analysis of the campaign, Berlin and the future - provided by Dr George Mieras, WSF Olympic Bid Coordinator.

Report by Dr George Mieras.

 
Squash is united behind 2016 Olympic Bid
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Just  ahead of the IOC Executive Board decision in Berlin on which sports to  recommend to the IOC for inclusion in the Olympic Games from 2016, the  bodies which govern and manage squash, as well as the sport’s top players,  have reaffirmed their commitment to the bid for squash to become an Olympic  sport.

The organisations which run the professional men’s and women’s tours, the Professional Squash Association  (PSA) and the Womens International Squash Players Association (WISPA), led  by the sport’s governing body the World Squash Federation (WSF) are all united behind the campaign.

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13 Year Old Ethiopian Squash Player Shines at IOC Presentation
Monday, 15 June 2009

Today marked a crucial step for the sport of squash in its bid for inclusion in the Olympic Games from 2016. A team of six squash representatives made their most important presentation so far to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board in Lausanne, Switzerland. But it was the youngest member of the group, 13 year old Hanna Fekede Balcha, who was the star of the show.

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Squash Makes A Worldwide Racket For Olympic Bid
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Squash 2016 Day produced a resounding rallying cry all over the globe to support Squash's bid for inclusion in the 2016 Olympic Games.

In a worldwide festival of Squash, the day began with rock star Phil Buscke of The Datsuns performing a bungee jump live on TV from Auckland Harbour Bridge in New Zealand and continued with an amazing array of events as Squash 2016 Day moved through the various time-zones.

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Squash 2016 fever has caught on all over the world
Thursday, 21 May 2009
World Squash Day takes place on Saturday (May 23) with a worldwide festival of Olympic-themed events. For further information please visit www.worldsquashday.com.
 
Busy Time For Squash In Ecuador
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
The weekend saw the start of the 7th Festival Olympico Ecuatorianno, a gathering of 3,000 athletes competing in 39 sports alongside a number of cultural events until 24 May in Ecuador's capital city of Quito, and squash will have a major part to play. This comes at an important time for the sport, as it bids for a place in the Olympic Games from 2016.
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