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.