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SBD Global/February 18, 2013/Olympics

Roger Federer Endorses Push For Squash To Be Included In 2020 Olympic Games

Women's world No. 1 squash player Nicol David has "enlisted squash's highest-profile voice yet" when Roger Federer "urged Olympic officials to add another racket sport" to the Olympics program, according to Rod Gilmour of the London TELEGRAPH. Speaking in Rotterdam, Federer said, "I think it's a wonderful sport. It's unfortunate some sports don't get the opportunity to be in the Olympics. I think squash would deserve it. They run a great tour and they have great players and characters. I'd personally be very happy for them" (TELEGRAPH, 2/16). David said "It’s tremendous to have Roger Federer supporting our campaign. It’s a dream come true for squash. He’s giving his own time to support the bid. Him making this effort is such a bonus for the squash big picture. This could have a real impact" (AFP, 2/17).
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