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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.

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.

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.

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.
Australian Rugby Turn to Squash to Add Extra ‘Bounce’ to their Game
Monday, 11 May 2009
Top squash player David Palmer (AUS), ranked 5 in the world, has been called in by Wallabies coach, Robbie Deans, to see how his rigorous squash training methods can be utilised by the Australian rugby team.

The pair were playing squash in the Sydney Football Stadium Complex (indeed Deans plays A grade squash in Sydney and so is no stranger to the court) and realised that many elements of Palmer’s training regime and match play could be relevant to aiding the Wallabies in their ongoing quest to be the very best in the world.

European Squash Juniors Back the Bid
Thursday, 23 April 2009
The winners of the European Junior U19 Team Squash Championships in Germering, Germany, have all put their names to the Squash 2016 bid, citing winning at the Olympic Games as the greatest sporting achievement imaginable.

Second seeded team Germany shocked the crowds by beating England, seeded number one and Championship favourites. This was the second time in four years that Germany has won the European Squash Federation title. The individual element of the Championships was a different story with England clinching both the men’s and women’s number one spots.

Squash Stars the World Over
Thursday, 09 April 2009
Jacques Rogge, IOC President, has recently cited “universality” as a quality that he’ll be seeking in sports bidding to become part of the 2016 Olympic Programme. Squash has always claimed universality as a strength, and this month the sport enjoys another boost with 17 different countries, the highest number ever, represented in the PSA’s top 40 men’s ranked male players. This means that the sport has top players from across the globe and representing all continents except Antarctica! WISPA the women’s squash equivalent is only just behind the men with 16 different countries featured in the top 40.
Squash 2016 Bounces into Sportaccord
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Many of the most important people in the world of Squash have gathered in Denver, USA to attend Sportaccord 2009 and boost the campaign for the sport’s inclusion in the Olympic Games from 2016.

President of the World Squash Federation (WSF) N Ramachandran has been joined by sporting legend Jahangir Khan, Emeritus President, Susie Simcock, Past President, and current players including World No.2 Natalie Grainger to make a splash for squash, under the Patronage of HRH Prince Tunku Imran of Malaysia.

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