Sunday, March 3, 2024

Olympics

Squash added to Canada’s talent ID Olympic project

Squash’s Olympic inclusion will see potential future stars added to Canada’s talent identification programme. Developed in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Olympic Foundation, RBC Training Ground is...

Will Egyptian squash stars change nations to compete at LA 2028 Olympics?

SquashMad can reveal that LA 2028 had initially proposed both a singles and doubles format for the Games before organisers landed upon a 32-strong...

Squash’s top photographer hopes to capture LA 2028 Olympics

Steve Line, squash’s top snapper, hopes to capture the sport’s history-making entrance at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics after doing so for 40 years...

Squash at LA 2028: The road to Olympics debut

With a little over four years to go until squash makes its entrance at Los Angeles 2028 Olympics, work has already started on how...

‘When Olympic cricket was mentioned, it was a big distraction for squash’

Professional Squash Association (PSA) chief executive Alex Gough says he got “goosebumps” watching the sport’s presentation bid to LA2028 chiefs, but revealed he feared...

‘An honour’: Rob Owen to help shape England players to LA Olympics

Rob Owen, the coach who has taken Paul Coll to global heights as well as taking on a stable of other top talents, has...

Lessons for squash: How Olympic inclusion helped Rugby Sevens

For rugby the road to Olympic inclusion was completed when Sevens was admitted to the Rio games in 2016. In its full 15-a-side format Rugby...

Sarah-Jane Perry: To say you are a squash Olympian would be incredible

I never thought I would see Olympic inclusion during my playing career. It’s great to have validation, even though we all know squash is...

Five ways Olympic inclusion will change squash

"When I heard the news, I cried," England's top junior Asia Harris told Squash Mad recently of the moment she found out about squash's...

India squash benefits from LA Olympics inclusion

Nations are beginning to see the fruits of Olympic inclusion -- and India will now benefit leading up to LA 2028. HCL, a software and...

Squash to feature at major RacquetX event in Miami after Olympic inclusion

Squash will be among the attractions in March at the first ever RacquetX - a spectacular multi racket sports conference at the gigantic Miami...

‘Squash making the Olympics has changed everything’

Two leading contenders for Team GB's first ever Olympic squash team at Los Angeles 2028 showed their immense potential by winning the titles at...

Burnley now has two courts left – can Olympic inclusion stop exodus?

The names of clubs such as Gisburn (Stirk House), Barnoldswick, Pendle (Colne), Nelson (Springers) Reedley, Crow Wood, Clitheroe and Thompson SC – a six...

Road to 2028 Olympic Squash: One-off events or multi-phase qualification?

He is the man who is likely to play a key part in shaping the landscape of the qualification process for the Los Angeles...

GB Squash body to be formed ahead of LA 2028 Olympics

A Great Britain Squash governing body will be formed as the sport sets out on the path towards UK sport funding for the “chosen...

A glimpse into LA 2028 Olympics future for Team USA

October proved to be a historic month for the squash community, especially for US Squash, with the exhilarating announcement of squash's inclusion in the...

Olympic Bites: ‘Inclusion is sense of validation for squash’

After squash was confirmed as one of five new sports that will be introduced to the LA2028 Olympic Games, US Squash president and CEO...

Brian Roberts: the man who helped squash unlock Olympic door? 

There is a fascinating story behind this evocative picture, taken in the 1990s, which might offer clues as to how squash came to be...

Squash is an Olympic sport: Looking back and forwards to LA 2028 inclusion

It’s been a week -- and what a week it was -- since squash landed the ultimate vote and a place at the Olympic...

‘Squash now has the complete package with Olympics berth’

The great tragedy, of course, is that Geoff Hunt and Jahangir Khan,  two of the greatest ever figures in squash, were denied the opportunity...

Squash-loving Michelle Yeoh elected IOC member

Squash was handed another boost in an increasingly memorable week for the sport after actress Michelle Yeoh became an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member. On...

How squash sealed its place in the LA 2028 Olympic Games

The astonishing news that squash will be on the programme at the 2028 Olympic Games is the result of some brilliantly shrewd manouevring –...

LA 2028: Squash stars celebrate Olympic inclusion

An emotional Nicol David led the celebrations for squash after the sport was finally granted a place at the Olympics on Monday. While she...

Squash at the Olympics: LA 2028 and IOC finally herald golden dream

The date is July 14, the year 2028. A landmark day has finally been set for squash players, who will first be seen in...

LA 2028 reaction: ‘One of the most significant moments in squash’s history’

The squash community is waking up in a state of euphoric disbelief after Monday’s stunning news that our sport is on a list of...

LA Olympics 2028: Squash is celebrating, but wary of VAR!

Having absorbed Monday’s shock news that squash is on the list for the 2028 Olympic Games, I feel a bit like when a goal...

Squash one of five new sports for LA 2028 Olympics green light

Squash looks set to end its decades-long bid for Olympic inclusion after Los Angeles 2028 proposed five new sports to be added to the...

Squash 2028: Olympics decision remains in limbo

Squash remains tight-lipped in its bid to finally become an Olympic sport for the Los Angeles Games in 2028. A final recommendation on potential new...

LA 2028 Olympic sports: Cricket set to leave squash sidelined?

It is the sport considered favourite to win a berth on the Olympic programme for 2028 and, this week, cricket is expected to move...

Squash’s latest foes for Los Angeles 2028 Olympic bid hopes

Cricket is a “formidable” opponent to squash’s hopes of inclusion at the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028, according to the World Squash Federation. However,...

‘Squash major investment can help Olympic hopes’

Ali Farag has revealed his delight at the news the Professional Squash Association (PSA) has inked a year-on-year-deal with the Chicago-based philanthropist and multi-sport...

Squash’s top stars urge caution over LA 2028 Olympic bid

Watch: squash stars on squash's LA 2028 Olympic bid Squash will discover the fate of its latest bid for Olympic inclusion this autumn – but...

Lack of Olympic razzmatazz for LA 2028 shows squash is in tune with IOC

Squash’s latest date with Olympic destiny is potentially just six months away – and it seems our sport’s highest authorities are changing their approach...

Why revamped World Cup has place on squash calendar

There will be a squash World Cup in Chennai, India, this year. That is about as much as we know at this stage, other...

Squash makes initial Olympic pitch via Zoom meeting with Los Angeles 2028 after being confirmed for 2026 Commonwealth Games

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Squash is among nine sports making an initial pitch this week to the Organising Committee for the 2028 Los...

Olympic Games 2028: Squash is one of nine sports on bidding process shortlist

LA entry list likely to focus on ‘engaging the best athletes’ rather than a global spread By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Squash is among nine...

Don’t lie to me, Argentina: How squash got into the Pan-Am Games

‘I had to deal with cops and robbers before squash got the green light’ (In a previous article about squash and the Olympics, former Associate...

Squash faces risk of being dropped after change in Commonwealth Games format

Only athletics and swimming are safe after decision to reduce core sports and allow host city to choose events By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad...

The future of squash: Ed Alvarez shows how clubs must be run as a business for our game to recover

‘Hoping that gyms will be loyal to squash is wishful thinking’  By EDUARDO ALVAREZ - Squash Mad Columnist I am writing from the squash ghost town...

Now’s the time for England Squash to rescue and rebuild our sport at every level

By ANDY WHIPP - Squash Mad Columnist Keir Worth’s decision to step down from his role as CEO of England Squash offers a great opportunity...

Christina Rees, MP and former Wales No.1, leads Commons debate on squash and the Olympics

  Christina Rees, MP and former Wales No.1, leads Commons debate on squash and the Olympics By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor It’s not every day...

Breaking news: Squash legends label the Olympics “a mockery”

Squash legends label the Olympics “a mockery” By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Former world champions Nick Matthew, Laura Massaro and Michelle Martin have all...

Squash and the Olympics: Here’s why computer games will be miles ahead of us

Virtual sports are big business By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor When pondering why squash has been overlooked yet again for the Olympics, understanding the...