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Jul082017

Squash confirmed as 'Showcase Sport' for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Squash has been confirmed as a showcase sport for the Buenos Aires 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games – due to be held between October 6-18, 2018 – following the fourth International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission visit to the Argentinian capital.

Following on from the IOC’s “Sports Lab” concept which was launched at Nanjing 2014 and saw skateboarding and sport climbing feature – sports which have since been added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games programme – the inclusion of squash in Buenos Aires 2018 could have a huge impact on squash’s aspirations to join the Summer Olympic Games roster.

Buenos Aires 2018 will mark the first time ever that squash will appear on an Olympic programme.

“We are delighted that squash will feature as part of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in what is a hugely positive development for the growth of squash worldwide,” said Professional Squash Association (PSACEO Alex Gough.

This is "significant news and is a crack in the door for us to put squash into the Olympics!!"

- Squash PEI President Lester Jinks

 

 

 

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