May 2013

IOC put Squash on the shortlist for 2020!

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board did put Squash on the shortlist as a potential sport to join the Olympic Programme for the 2020 Olympic Games. The IOC Executive Board, which comprises 15 IOC members including President Jacques Rogge, made its decision after receiving presentations from eight sports.

The Squash presentation team included seven-time women’s world champion and world number one Nicol David, and Ramy Ashour, men’s world champion and world number one. Three films which can be viewed at were shown in the Squash presentation.

Next step to showcase the sport are the Men’s World Team Championships (9th to 15th of June) in Mulhouse.

Men’s World Team Championships!

10 more days to go as the Men’s World Team Championships (9th to 15th of June) takes place in Mulhouse in France. Big Championship posters are up at the walls and today the 3 ASB glass courts arrived and will be built into the Palais des Sports to give more than 2,000 squash fans the opportunity to view the matches. Check out the iLoveSquash gallery

Ramy Ashour wins historic British Open title!

Ramy Ashour is Egypt’s new British Open Champion as the last one was legendary AA AbouTaleb who won the trophy in 1966 for the 3rd year in a row in London.

Ashour beat Frenchman Greg Gaultier 7-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-8 after 64 minutes of play. “Winning this title is really big for me. It’s something I will always remember,” the new British Open Champion concluded.

Laura Massaro takes British Open title!

20 years after England’s Lisa Opie has won, 2nd seed Laura Massaro became the 2nd Englishwoman who won the British Open in its history. Laura Massaro (ri) overcame favorite and World No1 Nicol David (le) from Malaysia 11-4, 3-11, 12-10, 11-7 afer 53 minutes of play.

Men’s World Team Championships in Mulhouse!

For the first time in history, France will host the Men’s World Team Championships (9th to 15th of June). The French Federation will use their 3 ASB glass courts to be built into the Palais des Sports in Mulhouse. This will be the first time in the men's game, 3 glass courts will be used for an event.

With these championships the French Squash Federation would like to support the World Squash Federation’s bid to have squash included as a sport in the 2020 Olympic Games.

If you want to be part of it, come, get your tickets and join in Mulhouse …

Welcome to Mulhouse!

Greg Gaultier (FRA, World No.3), Nick Matthew (ENG, World No.2), Ramy Ashour (EGY, World No.1) and Germany’s World No.12 Simon Rosner welcome all squash fans to the Men’s World Team Championships 2013 in Mulhouse (9-15 of June).