What they Said

Let’s all Squash

“Let’s all Squash” says Judy Murray, mum of Andy, the new Wimbledon Champion …

Let’s all Squash
by Judy Murray
July 10, 2013

Andre Agassi

Former world number one and Olympic Gold Medalist speaking from Harvard:

“Squash is absolutely one of the best/toughest sports. The games would be proud!”

Andre Agassi
by Andre Agassi
April 24, 2013

Kim Clijsters

I think squash would be a great addition to the Olympic Games.

It’s a great competitive game and different from the other racket sports in not having a net dividing the players. It shows great intensity.

With the modernisation of the game I think it deserves a place in the Olympic Games.

Kim Clijsters
by Kim Clijsters
April 9, 2013

John Inverdale

Golf doesn’t need to be in the Olympics because so many leading players are ambivalent about playing.

But there is no reason why squash shouldn’t be in the Games because it would be the peak of any squash player’s career.

If squash can fulfil the IOC requirements of global participation then it stands a very good chance of being voted in.

John Inverdale
by John Inverdale
March 22, 2013

Stephen Fry

Watch this by @james_willstrop which shows why squash deserves 2020 Olympics inclusion @Vote4Squash

http://youtu.be/K5NyYL-Qzlo

Stephen Fry
by Stephen Fry
March 20, 2013

Roger Federer

It’s a wonderful sport.

I think squash deserves to be in the Olympics, they run a great tour with great personalities.

I’d be very happy for them personally. I used to play every Sunday with my dad.

Roger Federer
by Roger Federer
March 17, 2013

Lee Chong Wei

Malaysia’s world number one Badminton player Lee Chong Wei backs the bid …

Lee Chong Wei
by
March 9, 2013

Greg Searle

I think it’s really interesting that you can have a sport like squash which is so universal.

You have it played in over 150 countries and people of all different shapes and sizes can play it.

Each sport is different and has different properties.

In rowing, if you’re not 6ft 5 it’s hard to compete, but squash can be played by everyone.

Greg Searle
by Greg Searle
January 6, 2013

Victoria Pendleton

It’s fast and exciting – and it has all the qualities required to make it a great Olympic sport.

I don’t know why it isn’t in already.

Victoria Pendleton
by Victoria Pendleton
January 6, 2013

Sir Clive Woodward

Watching squash on sky before the rugby.

Brilliant and they have made this great TV now, and certainly to me should be a Olympic sport.

Sir Clive Woodward
by Sir Clive Woodward
January 6, 2013

Nicol David

I would happily trade all my seven world titles for Olympic Gold.

Nicol David
by Nicol David
January 1, 2013

Matthew Pinsent

The fact that squash can compete with many of the sports already in the Olympics on many of these makes me think that they must be head of the list should the 28 sports ever be increased even by one.

Matthew Pinsent
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October 9, 2010