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Olympic Bid

Squash has been vying for inclusion in the Olympic Games since around 2005.  Unfortunately, the sport was unsuccessful in its bids for the 2012 and 2016 games, but is currently preparing a bid for 2020.  Bids for Olympic inclusion are managed by the sport's global governing body - the World Squash Federation (WSF).  Based on feedback from earlier bids, the WSF has overhauled the scoring and refereeing systems to make them easier to understand for spectators.  It has created new events, many aimed specifically at young people, and invested heavily in televising the sport to increase its popularity.  The sport has also become fully WADA (World Anti-Doping Association) compliant, and lifted its membership to 147 member nations.

The World Squash Federation has appointed Vero Communications as its Bid Management Company for 2020.  Vero handled the successful inclusion of Rugby Sevens to the Olympic Programme,a nd has also worked alongside the successful efforts of several cities to host Olympiads and other World Championships.

For more information on squash's Olympic bid, or to 'Back the Bid 2020', visit the WSF website.


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