PETALING JAYA: It was heartbreak for the squash community all over the world as they struggled to come to terms with the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to reinstate wrestling in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The IOC decision to reinstate wrestling, instead of giving squash a chance to be an Olympic sport, was devastating news to women's world No. 1 and seven-time world champion Nicol David.
BUENOS AIRES: Wrestling, as expected, regained its place on the Olympic Games sports roster after a vote by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Buenos Aires on Sunday.
PETALING JAYA: It was with great disappointment that the squash community worldwide watched a third bid to be included in the Olympic Games rejected by the International Olympic Council (IOC), as wrestling was reinstated.
BUENOS AIRES: Tokyo on Saturday won the right to host the Olympic Games for the second time, overcoming fears about radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant to land the 2020 edition of the world's biggest sporting event.
BY THE time this piece is published sports followers will already know the host city for the 2020 Olympics.
THERE is so much excitement about squash’s bid to be included in the 2020 Olympics. Even politicians, from both sides of the divide, have jumped on the bandwagon. They are tweeting about it urging Malaysians to join the online campaign in support of squash.
PETALING JAYA: World No. 3 Raneem El Weleily has enjoyed an extraordinary rise in women’s squash since breaking into the world top 10 in 2011.
PETALING JAYA: The pain of squash failing its previous Olympic bids is still haunting two-time world champion Nick Matthew and it is what drives him to carry on in the sport he feels passionate about.
With the world No. 1 women's squash player Nicol David being a Malaysian, shouldn't the country back the bid for squash to be included in the 2020 Olympics?
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