World Squash Day Participation Numbers Boosts Squash’s 2020 Bid

By Community | August 28, 2012

Squash’s bid to be included 2020 Summer Olympic Games gained some traction following the revealation that 10,000 players have signed up to take part in the largest squash match in history on World Squash Day 2012.

The World Squash Federation (WSF) hopes that squash will be voted in by the IOC during its congress in Buenos Aires next year.

World Squash Day UK co-ordinator Vicky Clark said: “The response has been overwhelming. New clubs are coming on board every day and it’s great to have already reached 10,000 players. This is the biggest squash match in history and certainly one of the biggest sports fixtures ever held.”

WSF Chief Executive Andrew Shelley discussed the range of countries already featured saying: “Even now, several weeks before the day, we have clubs on every continent taking part, and an A-Z of countries – from Australia and Armenia, through to Ecuador and England, Iran and India, Nigeria and Norfolk Islands, Peru and Panama, and Thailand to Zimbabwe, to name just a few.”

World Squash Day founder Alan Thatcher said, “It’s great to see 10,000 names already on board for World Squash Day and we fully expect to see an ever greater number to illustrate the tremendous global support for the bid.”