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The Inclusion of Squash In the 2028 Olympics

16th October 2023

National news

Squash Wales are thrilled to learn of the decision by the LA28 Organising Committee to include Squash, alongside four other sports, as part of the 2028 Olympics. The proposal was announced last week and the decision was confirmed this morning by the IOC (International Olympic Committee).

The decision to include squash as part of the 2028 Olympic games marks a historic moment in the sports history after a knock back in 2020 following the decision not to include Squash in the Tokyo 2020 games. We are hopeful that the inclusion of squash in the games will inspire the future generation of players both inside and outside of Wales.

Squash Wales Performance Director, Dave Evans said:

Having squash confirmed in the LA28 Olympics is fantastic news. All through my playing career Squash has worked hard to demonstrate it’s added value to the Olympics. To finally be recognised and included is superb news for all the current players and potential new players to the game

Chair of the Squash Wales Board, Richard Bennett said:

On behalf of Squash Wales I would like to express my immense delight on Squash being confirmed in the LA28 Olympic Games.
Squash has worked tirelessly hard for many years to be included so to now have the opportunity to showcase our fantastic Sport in the largest of competitions is truly spectacular.

World Number 8 Joel Makin said:

“It’s massive news for the sport as a whole to be included in the Olympics for the first time in LA 2028. It’s a great opportunity for us to show the athleticism, skill levels and intensity that squash has to offer. Hopefully we can use this opportunity to gain exposure from a wider audience and bring more people into the sport.”

World Number 15 Tesni Evans said:

“Squash getting into the olympics is great news for the sport and so exciting! The Olympics is the pinnacle of sport, so for squash to have its chance now to showcase all the athletes is incredible. Its going to take the game to new heights, with a new audience and something us as players are very excited about having the chance to go for an olympic medal!”

World Number 22 Emily Whitlock said:

For squash to be in the Olympics it would mean it’s finally in the most prestigious multi sport event.
Hopefully squash will gain some valuable media coverage to encourage the masses to take up the game.

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