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Nicol David: Squash Will Emerge Stronger From Adversity

Nicol David: Squash Will Emerge Stronger From Adversity

World No. 1 Nicol David believes that that these are difficult times for squash, which has suffered a few blows since the Olympic rejection in September. [...]

December 4, 2013 Squash Media International, News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media 0

Bach: Olympic Sports May Be Increased for 2020

Bach: Olympic Sports May Be Increased for 2020

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has revealed that the number of Olympic sports could be increased for the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo. [...]

November 25, 2013 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

Squash Anyone? Pick Your Platform

Squash Anyone? Pick Your Platform

If you missed the U.S. Open Squash Championship tournament in Philadelphia last month on “Squash TV, ” the Professional Squash Association’s global real-time, paid, video-streaming service, you could see it on ESPN3.com provided you’re an authenticated ESPN subscriber. [...]

November 22, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media, U.S. Open 0

Baseball, Softball Have New Olympic Hopes

Baseball,  Softball Have New Olympic Hopes

Two months after being kept off the Olympic island, baseball and softball have officially been given a chance to return for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. [...]

November 22, 2013 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

Nick Matthew Determined to Take Squash All the Way to Olympics

Nick Matthew Determined to Take Squash All the Way to Olympics

Sunday saw Nick Matthew become squash world champion for the third time. He tells Catherine Scott how he did it and how he is hoping to inspire a new generation of squash players. [...]

November 8, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media 0

Equality Key as Squash Plans for Future after Olympic Rejection

Equality Key as Squash Plans for Future after Olympic Rejection

The squash world might still be recovering from the blow of another Olympic disappointment, but all the signs are that they will pick themselves up and try for a fourth time to join the Olympics. [...]

October 31, 2013 Squash Media International, News, Olympic Bid, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media 0

Luxury Homes with Private Sports Facilities

Luxury Homes with Private Sports Facilities

On a recent weekend, Sam Oh held a house warming party…for his new squash court. To celebrate he hosted an exhibition match with two of the country’s top professional squash players, Gilly Lane, left, and Julian Illingworth, right. Article and image courtesy of the Wall Street Journal. View the complete slideshow here. by Nancy Keates [...]

October 31, 2013 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media 1

James Willstrop: Top Players Peaking in Time for World Championship

James Willstrop: Top Players Peaking in Time for World Championship

One of the great events on the World Tour for men and women professionals, the U.S. Open, was won by Nicol David and Gregory Gaultier a week ago last Saturday in Philadelphia. [...]

October 29, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media, U.S. Open 0

World Squash Championships: How Egypt Became a Superpower

World Squash Championships: How Egypt Became a Superpower

In early October, Egypt was gripped by hope and excitement as the national football team prepared for their World Cup qualifying play-off against Ghana. [...]

October 27, 2013 Squash Media International, News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media 0

Laura Massaro: Because We’re Worth It!

Laura Massaro: Because We’re Worth It!

If becoming the US Open champion wasn’t motivation enough to produce my best squash in Philadelphia on Saturday, then the events of the previous few days certainly ensured I gave it everything on the court against world No.1 Nicol David. [...]

October 23, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media, Women 0

James Willstrop: Fight for Equality Still Raging a Hundred Years After Derby Death

James Willstrop: Fight for Equality Still Raging a Hundred Years After Derby Death

One hundred years ago, Emily Davison ran on to Epsom racecourse during the Derby horse race, and was killed by the King’s horse. [...]

October 22, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media, U.S. Open, Women 0

Philly Serves as Historic Home to Squash in U.S.

Philly Serves as Historic Home to Squash in U.S.

Article and image courtesy of www.philly.com.  by Frank Fitzpatrick The Titanic was taking on water when, amid the chaos of that tragic night in 1912, British Col. Archibald Gracie bumped into Frederic Wright, the young American in charge of the doomed luxury liner’s squash court. “Perhaps, ” Gracie suggested to Wright, “we had better cancel [...]

October 10, 2013 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media, U.S. Open 0

University of Virginia’s McArthur Squash Center to celebrate debut with Grand Opening festival

University of Virginia’s McArthur Squash Center to celebrate debut with Grand Opening festival

The University of Virginia will unveil its new world-class squash facility on Sept. 19, and the sport’s elite ranks have begun lining up to offer their seals of approval. [...]

September 19, 2013 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media 0

New IOC president Thomas Bach wants ‘evolution not revolution’

New IOC president Thomas Bach wants ‘evolution not revolution’

Thomas Bach has become arguably the most powerful man in world sport after being elected as the International Olympic Committee's new president. After a long campaign to win the support of his fellow IOC members, the 59-year-old German will certainly have to hit the ground running. [...]

September 11, 2013 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

New IOC President addresses Russia’s anti-gay law

New IOC President addresses Russia’s anti-gay law

BUENOS AIRES – The first phone call Thomas Bach took as IOC president was from Russian President Vladimir Putin, appropriately enough. For the next five months Bach will have to manage the controversy surrounding the anti-gay measures that Putin signed into law. [...]

September 11, 2013 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

New IOC President Thomas Bach addresses issues of the day

New IOC President Thomas Bach addresses issues of the day

Less than an hour after being named the new IOC President, Thomas Bach fielded a series of questions from English-language media. These were his first official comments to the press after the election, and he touched on everything from Russia's anti-gay laws to challenges in organizing the '16 Rio Games. [...]

September 11, 2013 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

Plans to re-evaluate Olympic sports lineup

Plans to re-evaluate Olympic sports lineup

It took newly elected International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach (pictured) less than an hour on Tuesday to reopen the controversy over bringing new sports into the Olympics. [...]

September 11, 2013 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

Olympics: Squash to ‘keep trying’ for Games spot

Olympics: Squash to ‘keep trying’ for Games spot

Squash's governing body will not give up its fight to get into the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to reinstate wrestling to the Games rather than adding squash or baseball/softball on Sunday. [...]

September 10, 2013 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

Wrestling regains spot in Olympics, beating baseball-softball and squash in IOC voting

Wrestling regains spot in Olympics,  beating baseball-softball and squash in IOC voting

After a seven-month exile, wrestling reclaimed its place on the Olympic stage Sunday, beating squash and a combined bid by baseball and softball for the lone remaining spot on the program for the 2020 and 2024 Summer Games. [...]

September 9, 2013 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

Heartbroken squash suffers rejection

Heartbroken squash suffers rejection

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A decade of lobbying and dreams ended in heartache for the world of squash on Sunday when the International Olympic Committee rejected their bid for inclusion in the 2020 Games. [...]

September 9, 2013 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

Squash’s chances of 2020, 2024 Olympic inclusion

Squash’s chances of 2020,  2024 Olympic inclusion

The International Olympic Committee will make the second of three major votes at its session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Sunday. Nearly 100 IOC members will choose one of three sports — baseball/softball, squash and wrestling — for inclusion in the 2020 and 2024 Olympics from 11-11:45 a.m. Eastern time. [...]

September 5, 2013 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

Amanda Sobhy makes case for Olympics

Amanda Sobhy makes case for Olympics

Amanda Sobhy is the USA's top-ranked squash player in the world at No.22. In 2010, she won the world junior championship, becoming the first American to win a world title. [...]

September 4, 2013 Squash Media College, News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 1

Stars staying positive for Olympic news

Stars staying positive for Olympic news

England’s twice world champion Nick Matthew is keeping everything crossed ahead of one of the most momentous days in squash history. The Sheffield star (pictured), like the rest of the global squash community, is counting down to Sunday 8th September when the International Olympic Committee will decide which of squash, wrestling and softball/baseball will be [...]

September 3, 2013 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media 0

IOC scenario could open door for more than one sport

IOC scenario could open door for more than one sport

The U.S.-based officials for the sports hoping for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics have all heard the rumblings. Yes, wrestling is favored to be back on the program, but all may not be lost for the combined bid of softball/baseball and squash. [...]

September 3, 2013 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0

Olympic wheel of fortune

Olympic wheel of fortune

One of the year’s most heated competitions in all of sports will take place in a Hilton hotel conference room in Buenos Aires. [...]

September 1, 2013 Squash Media News, Olympic Bid, Squash in the Media 0