Article and image courtesy of NBC Sports by Matthew Kitchen With the recent recommendation to remove wrestling from the Olympics, and squash and baseball/softball possibly sitting on the sidelines again, IOC Presidential Candidate Thomas Bach is asking for some “flexibility” regarding which sports are included in the Olympics program. He submitted his official 15-page manifesto, [...]
Ramy Ashour, the world’s best squash player, says the ‘revolution’ sweeping through the sport will take it all the way into the Olympics.
This week, the 15 members of the IOC's executive board voted in St. Petersburg, Russia to shortlist three sports for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics, and they've decided that squash, wrestling and a combined bid from baseball and softball are under consideration. [...]
Moments after wrestling supporters wiped sweat about their Olympic future from collective brows Wednesday, concerns heightened anew about facing two other finalists for the sole remaining spot in the 2020 and 2024 Games.
Squash, the bridesmaid of racquet sports, will hope to finally recognize its Olympic dream after winning a place on the shortlist of candidates to be included at the 2020 Games.
Squash could be about to change in a way that would guarantee increased future investment in the game and a greater income for its players.
Squash could take one huge step closer to becoming an Olympic sport today when the IOC votes on whether to include it on the shortlist for inclusion in the 2020 Games.
The organisers of eight different non-Olympic sports are holding their collective breath this week.
On Wednesday, the International Olympic committee will decide which of the sports will be shortlisted to appear or re-appear at the 2020 games.
After so much tweeting, and so much campaigning, wrestling's Olympic future will be clearer when the International Olympic Committee's executive board meets Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Russia.
British bookmakers William Hill have installed wrestling as the 8/11 odds-on favourite to secure its place on the Olympic sports programme for 2020, with squash coming in narrowly behind at 7/4.
If squash and tennis coaches wore numbers on their warmup jackets, Peter Briggs’ might read 25, for the number of years he has taught at Apawamis Club’s courts. [...]
In the battle to be the chosen one, the sport picked for Olympic inclusion beginning with the 2020 Games, wrestling has met its match: Its name is squash.
When it's put to him that he might be the most talented athlete in the world to hold a racquet, a bashful Ramy Ashour admits "that's pretty great".
Wrestling is heeding the harshest of wakeup calls.
Besides, those other sports — squash, karate, roller sport, wushu, sport climbing, wakeboarding and a combined baseball-softball bid — all deserve a fair shot at the one available spot, which they may not get because of the justifiable outcry over wrestling’s exclusion.
Roger Federer once again throws his weight behind the Squash 2020 campaign. [...]
England's squash players retained their men's and women's team titles at the European Championships in Amsterdam. [...]
Empty retail spaces across the UK are being converted into temporary squash courts. The "pop-up" squash court is part of a campaign being launched this week, called The Big Hit. [...]
The Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville has hosted professional men and women's tennis tournaments and pro squash could be next.
The club has a brand new 12-million dollar squash facility that is already regarded as one of the best in the nation. [...]
Andre Agassi, Kim Clijsters and Stefan Edberg have followed fellow tennis legend Roger Federer in backing Squash to be added to the Olympic Games programme in 2020. [...]
Federico Franco, the President of Paraguay, unveiled the world’s latest National Squash Centre when he cut the ribbon to open the Centro Nacional de Squash – Paraguay in the country’s capital Asunción. [...]
Article courtesy of the World Squash Federation World Squash Federation President N Ramachandran has praised the Xodus 7 Continent Challenge as an initiative of ‘epic proportions’ and one which has given the sport’s Olympic bid a great boost. Peter Nicol MBE and fellow former professional Tim Garner launched the Xodus 7 Continent Challenge in Port [...]
Peter Nicol MBE and Tim Garner’s incredible week of playing squash around the world ended on a high in the US on Saturday. [...]
Natalie Grainger and Chelsea Piers anxiously await the arrival of Peter and Tim as New York plays host to the final leg of the 7 Continent Challenge. [...]
Article courtesy of the World Squash Federation The WSF has appointed world-renowned International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) to conduct research that will provide a framework to help encourage more players and ex-players to become qualified as referees. The research will also look at new options that will help raise officiating standards generally. The two-phase project, which [...]
Seven games of squash, in seven days, across seven continents as former champs raise awareness of the sport’s bid to be included in the 2020 Olympic Games. [...]