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15/01/2015
Olympic 2020 News

Tokyo 2020 Olympic panel to consider squash

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Panel To Consider Squash

The feasibility of including new sports in the Tokyo 2020 Games including squash is to be considered by a newly convened Additional Event Programme panel.

The Inside the Games website states that The Panel, ‘will work in accordance with a process to be agreed with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the next IOC Project Review meeting on February 4 and 5.

‘Its formation comes a month after the unanimous approval of the IOC's Olympic Agenda 2020 reform process, where host cities are now allowed to propose the inclusion of additional events for their Games. Due to its huge popularity in Japan, men's baseball and women's softball are seen as the outstanding favourites to return to the programme, seven years after being dropped following the Beijing 2008 Games.’

‘Karate, squash, skateboarding, surfing, sport climbing and roller sports are others with serious aspirations, while new disciplines in pre-existing sports - like 3x3 basketball - are also vying for inclusion.’
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