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ATCO Super Series Finals
To Add Momentum To
Squash’s 2016 Olympic Campaign
the campaign to make Squash an Olympic sport believe the ATCO
Super Series Finals will be another great showcase for the sport
which will help their efforts to be included in the Games succeed.
among seven sports competing to be included on the programme in
Super Series Finals event is a major squash tournament to be
held before senior members of the International Olympic Committee
(IOC) meet to decide on up to two sports which might receive
No1 Lee Beachill, COO of the Professional Squash
Association (PSA) and Squash 2016 bid team member, said that
meant the competition, which takes place this weekend at London’s
prestigious Queen’s Club, assumed even greater significance
promised that the tournament would illustrate how the 2016 Games
would benefit from the sport’s ability to generate intense
competition of rich appeal to spectators.
Super Series Finals is one of our sport’s premier events and an
example of the men’s game at its best. All high-profile events are
important for the sport in the build-up to the October vote.
"We will have
the world’s very best squash players producing top-level competition
in front of capacity crowds – something we are convinced any Olympic
host will want to offer spectators."
Squash Federation (WSF) has already submitted its proposal to
the IOC as to why it believes the sport should be in the 2016
Olympic Games programme.
Executive Board is due to meet in June to consider the bids of the
seven sports vying for up to two places on the roster of events for
those Games. Its recommendations will then be put to a vote of the
entire IOC membership in October at the same session which will
choose whether Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Chicago or Madrid should be
the 2016 host city.
said that the Queen’s Club event would showcase the best elements of
the game of squash, which is played in 175 countries by over 20
million people worldwide.
that the sport’s commitment to the IOC was indicated by the fact
that the world’s best players, including those taking part in the
ATCO Super Series Finals, had all pledged to compete in 2016 if
Vice-Chairman of the ATCO Group and chairman of the PSA, said he was
confident the tournament would provide the best possible platform
for squash to realise its Olympic dream.
loves sport loves the Olympic Games and the celebration of the
highest level of competition it represents. We believe that the
ability of our sport’s top players and the appeal it possesses mean
that squash would sit perfectly alongside the other disciplines on
the Olympic programme.
"As the ATCO
Super Series Finals feature the best squash players in the world
competing this year for the first time in the truly special
surroundings of Queen’s Club, I am sure we will be able to show the
very best that our sport has to offer.”
the ATCO Super Series Finals - The Queen's Club 2009
can be booked by telephone on 0844 870