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Can wheelchair squash be included in the Paralympics programme?

Can wheelchair squash be included in the Paralympics programme?

This video was posted in 2010 after the sport was demonstrated at the Dutch National Championships. It was an eye-opening spectacle, but four years on there has been no hard talk of wheelchair squash (as well as other disciplines, such as deaf squash) harbouring loftier ambitions as a disability sport.

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Commonwealth Squash Round Up

IMAG0431Nick Matthew (England) and Nicol David (Malaysia) made history by becoming the first champions to retain their gold medals in the singles events – then India also claimed a place in squash history by securing the country’s first ever Games medal when Joshana Chinappa & Dipika Pallikal won the Women’s Doubles gold against the odds.

Veteran David Palmer rounded off the entire Games programme by clinching double gold for Australia after winning the Men’s & Mixed Doubles titles (with Cameron Pilley and Rachael Grinham, respectively).

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2020 Bid Dies #WTF!

September 9, 2013 Leave a comment
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Get Squash into th Olympics – time is running out!

Vote before September 8th for squash to get into the Olympics for 2020 follow the link below

http://www.insidethegames.biz/polls/75-which-sport-do-you-think-should-be-part-of-the-olympic-programme-for-2020

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Vote For Squash & ‘Back the Bid’

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The link will take you to “Inside the Games” web-site voting page

Squash – Back the Bid for the 2020 Olympics

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Andre Agassi, Kim Clijsters and Stefan Edberg have followed fellow tennis legend Roger Federer in backing Squashto be added to the Olympic Games programme in 2020 (to see pics of who’s backing the bid click here).

“Squash is absolutely one of the best/toughest sports,” said Agassi, the eight-time Grand Slam champion and Olympic gold medallist in 1996. “The Games would be proud!”

Federer was one of the first leading tennis players to pledge support for his fellow racket sport: “I think it’s a wonderful sport. It’s unfortunate some sports don’t get the opportunity to be in the Olympics – I think squash would deserve it.”

Since then, fellow stars Agassi, Clijsters and Edberg have also given Squash their backing.

“I think Squash would be a great addition to the Olympic Games,” said Clijsters, one of the greatest ever players in the women’s game who won 41 WTA singles titles including four Grand Slams. “It’s a great competitive game and different from the other racket sports in not having a net dividing the players.

To see pics of other stars that “Back the Bid” press ‘read more’ (or click here)

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