POSTED: September 8th 2013


Squash still waits for Olympic Dream

World Squash Federation President N Ramachandran was disappointed not to get the IOC nod / WSF
World Squash Federation President N Ramachandran was disappointed not to get the IOC nod / WSF

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The International Olympic Committee voted to keep Wrestling in the Olympic Programme for the 2020 Games Sunday at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, at the expense of bids from Baseball/Softball and Squash.

“Today’s decision is heart-breaking for the millions of squash players around the world, particularly given the 10-year journey we have been on to join the Olympic Games Sports Programme,” World Squash Federation President N Ramachandran said. “As the only new Olympic sport on today’s shortlist, we believed Squash offered something for the future and I still hope that our inclusion may still be possible.

“The feedback we have received from many IOC members for our campaign and our presentation has been very positive and I am encouraged by the vote we received today. We have much to offer the Olympic Movement and I am hopeful that today is not the end of our Olympic journey.”

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