The World Squash Federation (WSF), US Squash, and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) are thrilled to receive the official announcement from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding squash’s inclusion in the sports program of the LA28 Olympic Games. This momentous decision marks a historic milestone for the sport, as squash officially joins the prestigious lineup of Olympic events.
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The recent announcement from the LA28 Organising Committee recommending squash for inclusion in the 2028 Summer Olympic Games has sent ripples of excitement throughout the global squash community. This decision, supported by the World Squash Federation (WSF), US Squash, and the Professional Squash Association (PSA), marks a historic milestone in the sport’s journey towards Olympic recognition.
The World Squash Federation (WSF), along with US Squash and the Professional Squash Association (PSA), have expressed their gratitude to both the LA28 Organising Committee and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for recognizing the invaluable contribution squash can make to the Olympic stage.
The inclusion of squash in the LA28 Olympic Games not only aligns with the shared mission of the IOC and LA28 to deliver an unparalleled sporting experience but also promises enduring benefits for the Los Angeles community. This decision will open doors for local youth, providing them access and opportunities to engage with and compete in squash for generations to come.
Squash’s world-class athletes are now poised to shine on the global sporting stage with two highly anticipated medal events: the men’s and women’s singles competitions.
While the LA28 Organising Committee will reveal specific details regarding the sporting schedule for the LA28 Olympic Games in due course, the entire squash community, both in the United States and worldwide, eagerly anticipates the Games. The presence of squash promises to elevate the spectacle, resonating deeply with enthusiasts and athletes alike, in line with the core Olympic ideals of unity, sportsmanship, and excellence.
As we await the final verdict on including new sports in the 2028 Olympic program during the IOC Session, the squash community remains unwavering in its dedication to showcasing the sport’s excellence on the world’s most prestigious sporting stage. The recommendation from the LA28 Organising Committee not only acknowledges the sport’s growing popularity but also pays tribute to the tireless efforts of those who have championed squash’s cause on a global scale.
This momentous decision paves the way for squash’s world-class athletes to compete at the pinnacle of global sports, with two medal events featuring the men’s and women’s singles competitions. The journey toward Olympic recognition has reached an extraordinary milestone, and the excitement for squash’s inaugural Olympic appearance in LA28 is palpable.