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Matthew and Barker wait on Olympic vote

Matthew and Barker wait on Olympic vote

Squash Stars Staying Positive For Olympic Announcement Twice world champion Nick Matthew is keeping everything crossed ahead of one of the most momentous days in squash history. The Sheffield born star, like the rest of the global squash community, is counting down to September 8th when the International Olympic Committee will decide which of squash, wrestling and softball/baseball will be admitted [...]

September 3, 2013 Alan Thatcher News 0

Olympic ambassador Nicol David makes history

Olympic ambassador Nicol David makes history

Tireless Olympic Campaigner Nicol David Makes World Ranking History 3 September 2013 From HOWARD HARDING Record seven-time women’s world squash champion Nicol David has campaigned tirelessly for several years to get her sport into the Olympic Games programme. In the final countdown to this weekend’s International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires – where the IOC will decide if Squash is to be [...]

September 3, 2013 Alan Thatcher WSF 0

WSF: Social media surge for Olympic bid

WSF: Social media surge for Olympic bid

Social Media Surge For Squash 2020 More than 20,000 Facebook likes over the last seven days 2 September 2013 With less than a week to go until the International Olympic Committee (IOC) votes to decide if Squash will join the2020 Olympic Games, the Squash bid campaign has received worldwide surging social media support. As the campaign looks to build [...]

September 3, 2013 Alan Thatcher WSF 0
Roger Federer backs squash for the Olympics

Roger Federer backs squash for the Olympics

Squash Fan Federer Supports Olympic Bid 16 February 2013 World No2 Roger Federer is backing Squash to be added to the Olympic Games programme in 2020. “I think it’s a wonderful sport. It’s unfortunate some sports don’t get the opportunity to be [...]

February 17, 2013 Alan's Blog, News
World Squash Day Olympic Bid attracts 10,000 players

World Squash Day Olympic Bid attracts 10,000 players

World Squash Day Olympic Bid Entries Hit 10,000 28 August 2012 More than 10,000 players have now signed up to take part in the biggest squash match in history on World Squash Day 2012 in support of the sport’s Olympic bid. Enthusiasts [...]

August 28, 2012 News, World Squash Day, WSF
BBC: Tribute to the Titanic’s squash coach

BBC: Tribute to the Titanic’s squash coach

  The BBC has published an interesting article paying tribute to Frederick Wright, the squash coach who went down with the Titanic. Squash players in Philadelphia, led by the game’s leading historian James Zug, are planning to hold a tournament [...]

April 14, 2012 Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, News
NAO: Willstrop mauls Mueller

NAO: Willstrop mauls Mueller

Favourite Willstrop Makes Rapid Start In Richmond 21 February 2012 RESULTS: PSA World Series Davenport North American Open, Richmond, Virginia, USA 1st round (top half of draw): [1] James Willstrop (ENG) bt Nicolas Mueller (SUI)  11-9, 11-6, 11-6 (38m) Thierry [...]

February 21, 2012 Alan's Blog, News
World Squash Day: How it began

World Squash Day: How it began

WORLD SQUASH DAY By ALAN THATCHER September 11 is now etched on the psyche as the date our world changed forever and Americans realised that they are just as vulnerable as the rest of us to terrorist attacks. The world [...]

January 11, 2011 Growing the game, News, World Squash Day