Can squash become a mainstream sport?
October 18, 2013 § Leave a comment
Squash is one of those obscure sports that are trying to gain mainstream relevance. Its federation lobbied hard every Olympic cycle to be included into the Olympic Games, but its effort was rejected every time. As of right now, squash only has a noticeable presence in a few countries, mainly England, Malaysia, United States, South Africa and some European countries. It was the sport’s hope that an inclusion in the Olympics would raise its profile and introduce the game to more people. Unfortunately, it was beat out by rugby and golf four years ago and now by wrestling.
Despite the failure, squash fans can take solace in the fact squash still has a healthy competitive circuit with an adequate number of events. The most important event is surely the world championships (also called world open). The men’s championship is set for a week from now. (Check out the 2013 World Squash Championship Broadcast Schedule). If you are new to squash, give it a chance.