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Squash Takes First Step Towards Paralympic Inclusion

Squash Takes First Step Towards Paralympic Inclusion

Article courtesy of the World Squash Federation. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement, has confirmed the World Squash Federation as one of its Recognised International Federations. The vision of the IPC is to enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world – an [...]

February 25, 2015 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

John Flanigan, Chris Gordon, and Nicolette Fernandes Join 120 Sports

John Flanigan, Chris Gordon, and Nicolette Fernandes Join 120 Sports

Watch the Windy City Open's John Flanigan, Chris Gordon, and Nicolette talk squash with local broadcasters 120 Sports. [...]

February 24, 2015 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media 0

Cincinnati.com: Squash Anyone? Academy Grows Sport Here

Cincinnati.com: Squash Anyone? Academy Grows Sport Here

Article courtesy of Cincinnati.com. by Adam Turer The popularity of squash is well-established in the northeast and rapidly growing on the west coast. As the sport focuses on expanding in the Midwest, squash players and administrators are seeking a hub to help the sport grow in this region. Why not Cincinnati? Neal Tew has played [...]

February 24, 2015 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media 0

Dana Hall Student Makes Blankets With Squash Balls to Benefit Children

Dana Hall Student Makes Blankets With Squash Balls to Benefit Children

Article courtesy of The Weston Town Crier. Sydney Soloway of Weston wanted to find a way to combine her athletic passions and desire to better the community. This past September, as a freshman and varsity squash player at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, she started SquashCares, a nonprofit organization that uses the sport of squash [...]

February 10, 2015 Squash Media Juniors, News, Squash in the Media 1

More Hope for New Sports in the Olympics

More Hope for New Sports in the Olympics

According to Around the Rings (ATR), an online newsletter dedicated to the Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach revealed some big news regarding the Olympics and, in particular, for those sports like squash that have been working hard to gain inclusion on the Olympic Program. A month after the IOC dropped the twenty-eight sport cap on [...]

February 5, 2015 Squash Media International, News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media, Team USA 0

World’s healthiest sport comes to Elko, Nevada

World’s healthiest sport comes to Elko, Nevada

Article courtesy of elkodaily.com. ELKO – The world’s No. 1 healthiest sport – according to Forbes Magazine – has finally come to Elko. Squash professional Robby Testa, in conjunction with Powerhouse Gym and Fitness Center and US Squash, are responsible for bringing the sport to the community. Testa addressed why people in Elko would want [...]

February 2, 2015 Squash Media News, Organize, Squash in the Media 0

Bloomberg: Inner City Squash Gets Wall Street Backing

Bloomberg: Inner City Squash Gets Wall Street Backing

Article courtesy of Bloomberg.com. By Amanda Gordon At least three types of squash players converged in the ballroom of New York’s Waldorf Astoria on Saturday night. Charlie Parkhurst, a trader at Brevan Howard, started playing this physical chess game as a student at Princeton. His home court is the Apawamis Club in Rye, New York. [...]

January 20, 2015 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media, Urban 0

Olympics: 28-Sport Cap Dropped by the IOC

Olympics: 28-Sport Cap Dropped by the IOC

A 28-sport cap has been dropped for future Olympic Games as part of a 40-point action plan to revamp the sporting showpiece. [...]

December 8, 2014 Squash Media International, News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

New York Times: A Defining Moment for the Olympic Games

New York Times: A Defining Moment for the Olympic Games

Article courtesy of The New York Times. BOSTON — Sports reform is all the rage, and with good reason. Sebastian Coe, who ran to world records and then ran the successful London Olympics, announced his candidacy for the presidency of track and field’s world governing body in the past week by laying out all that [...]

December 6, 2014 Squash Media International, News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

Congressman Dent Plays on Newly-Converted Allentown JCC Courts

Congressman Dent Plays on Newly-Converted Allentown JCC Courts

Congressman Charlie Dent stopped by the newly-converted Allentown Jewish Community Center courts for a WFMZ TV segment. [...]

December 5, 2014 Squash Media News, Organize, Participate, Squash in the Media 0

GQ Magazine: Need A Winter Workout? Squash the Competition

GQ Magazine: Need A Winter Workout? Squash the Competition

Article courtesy of GQ Magazine. by Noah Davis When you hear the phrase “cold-weather squash,” you may think of a roasted and buttered gourd. But the winter months are actually the ideal time to catch the indoor racquet-sport fever (no, seriously!) that’s sweeping the country. The days of preppy old Finn Mortimer IV battling Baron [...]

December 5, 2014 Squash Media Adult, News, Participate, Squash in the Media 0

Princeton Endows Head Coaching Position Named for Bob Callahan

Princeton Endows Head Coaching Position Named for Bob Callahan

The head coaching position for Princeton's men's squash team will be named for Bob Callahan '77 [...]

November 20, 2014 Squash Media College, News, Squash in the Media 0

Strategic Roadmap for the Future of the Olympic Movement Unveiled

Strategic Roadmap for the Future of the Olympic Movement Unveiled

IOC President Thomas Bach today revealed the 40 proposals that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, including re-evaluating the Olympic program. [...]

November 18, 2014 Squash Media International, News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk

More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk

Article and image courtesy of NPR. Cardiovascular risk calculators usually expect you to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. I have enough trouble remembering my email password. So this new calculator from the Harvard School of Public Health may be a boon for people like me. It’s designed to more accurately gauge risk for [...]

November 15, 2014 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media 0

Inside The Games: Excellent Timing of Squash Merger With Olympic Agenda 2020 on the Horizon

Inside The Games: Excellent Timing of Squash Merger With Olympic Agenda 2020 on the Horizon

Last week's announcement of a historic merger agreement between the PSA and the WSA couldn't have been much more timely if it tried. [...]

November 5, 2014 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media, U.S. Open 0

BBC Sport: PSA and WSA to Merge in Bid for Equality

BBC Sport: PSA and WSA to Merge in Bid for Equality

The world governing bodies of men’s and women’s squash are to merge in a bid to address the disparity in prize money between the sexes. [...]

October 29, 2014 Squash Media International, News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media 0

New York Times: Amanda Sobhy Rises to Rare Height in Squash Rankings

New York Times: Amanda Sobhy Rises to Rare Height in Squash Rankings

Article courtesy of The New York Times. Amanda Sobhy will leave Harvard in the spring with a degree in social anthropology and no immediate plans to use it. In September, Sobhy became the first American-born squash player to reach the top 10 on either the men’s or women’s world tour. It has been a fast [...]

October 14, 2014 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media 0

A BloombergView Correspondent Takes Local Spot in National Capital Open

A BloombergView Correspondent Takes Local Spot in National Capital Open

Article and image courtesy of BloombergView “My Chance to Go Pro” By Cass R. Sunstein Remember George Plimpton’s classic book, “Paper Lion”? In the 1960s, Plimpton decided to find out what would happen if an ordinary person tried to play professional football. Amazingly, the Detroit Lions agreed to give him a tryout, allowing him to come [...]

October 6, 2014 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media 0

Studies and Squash Go Hand-In-Hand for Amanda Sobhy

Studies and Squash Go Hand-In-Hand for Amanda Sobhy

Article and image courtesy of The Star.  by Kng Zheng Guan KUALA LUMPUR: Amanda Sobhy has got the brains and the brawn both at the same time.The 21-year-old American is currently pursuing her degree in social anthropology at Harvard University and she is also the top ranked American squash player at No. 15 in the [...]

August 19, 2014 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media 0

Urban Squash Citizenship Tour Broadens the Reach of the Sport and of Community Service

Urban Squash Citizenship Tour Broadens the Reach of the Sport and of Community Service

The Washington Posts profiles the inaugural NUSEA Citizenship Tour. [...]

July 24, 2014 Squash Media Juniors, News, Squash in the Media, Urban 0

Big Changes to Olympic Sports Program on way after 2020 Summit

Big Changes to Olympic Sports Program on way after 2020 Summit

Significant changes to the way in which sports events are selected for the Olympics look to be on the way, following a wide-ranging Summit meeting. [...]

July 19, 2014 Squash Media International, News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

Squash Set Holds Court at StreetSquash Cup

Squash Set Holds Court at StreetSquash Cup

Article and image courtesy of the Washington Post.  While some sports enthusiasts were glued to the National Football League draft this weekend, the squash-playing set was gathered in Harlem on Saturday for the sixth annual StreetSquash Cup. Ten teams, with teams from Goldman Sachs, GS +0.81% the Harvard Club and more, faced off at the [...]

May 13, 2014 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media 0

Squash Association Celebrates Game’s Buffalo Roots

Squash Association Celebrates Game’s Buffalo Roots

Article and image courtesy of the Buffalo News.  Sally Russell, Dave Koehler and Richard Lynn have done an exemplary job of putting together a history of squash in Buffalo. Their many hours of work on this project included the Buffalo Squash Racquets Association, Through the Decades, the association Hall of Fame, compilation of squash happenings [...]

May 5, 2014 Squash Media Adult, News, Squash in the Media 0

BBC’s ‘First Person’ Profiles CitySquash’s Katiria Sanchez

BBC’s ‘First Person’ Profiles CitySquash’s Katiria Sanchez

BBC Magazine’s weekly video series, First Person, featured CitySquash graduate and current Trinity College player Katiria Sanchez this week. To watch Katiria’s story, visit bbc.com or click the above image.  Squashing inequality: Creating opportunities on and off the court In the United States, there are few public squash courts. The sport is traditionally the preserve [...]

April 14, 2014 Squash Media College, News, Squash in the Media, Urban 0

Once an Elite Sport, Squash Gaining Popularity in Maine

Once an Elite Sport, Squash Gaining Popularity in Maine

Article and images courtesy of the Portland Press Herald. By Steve Craig Six months ago, Cole Walter didn’t know anything about squash. He didn’t know he could play the indoor racquet sport at the Portland YMCA, just a short walk from King Middle School, where he is a sixth-grader. The first time he heard of [...]

April 8, 2014 Squash Media Juniors, News, Organize, Participate, Squash in the Media 0