League Notes: Squash Execs Hopes For Olympic Inclusion Gaining Traction
Squash execs have "long held a desire" for the sport to be a part of the Olympic Games and "thanks to innovations in technology, their dream may be closer to becoming a reality." The sport "hopes that the adoption of new data systems will make it a more appealing product" as it seeks inclusion in the Paris 2024 Olympics. Next month, squash will "pioneer a statistical tracking system for the first time at a world tour event" at the Swedish Open in Linkoping from Feb. 8-11 (REUTERS, 1/11).
Over the past few years, airbag motorcycle suits have "helped prevent serious injury to the world’s fastest riders." This airbag technology is used by most of the top pilots. Motorcycle suits with airbag technology were never mandatory, but that will change for all classes across the 2018 MotoGP World Championship, including Moto2 and Moto3 racers (ULTIMATE MOTORCYCLING, 1/11).