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England Rugby Team Backs Squash 2020 Olympic Bid

Ahead of the England Rugby team’s Six Nations clash with Italy this weekend, Squash’s campaign to become part of the2020 Olympic Games received a boost when England captain Chris Robshaw, along with Chris AshtonDan Cole,Henry ThomasTom YoungsJoe Marler and Mako Vunipola backed the Squash 2020 campaign.

Their support follows the launch last month of a new online campaign to build support for Squash’s ambition to join the Olympic Games using the Twitter ID @vote4squash. The World Squash Federation (WSF) campaign has already gained the support of current and former athletes including Roger FedererSachin TendulkarMuttiah MuralitharanVictoria PendletonGreg Searle, and Squash legend Jahangir Khan.

WSF CEO Andrew Shelley said: “It’s great to have the support of members of the England Rugby team, particularly given Rugby Sevens’ success in gaining a place in the Olympic Games at Rio in 2016.

“We are entering a crucial few months in our campaign to join the Olympic Games Sports Programme and building online support and awareness is an important part of our campaign strategy.”

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  1. Dear Sirs,
    I am an Italian squash player and I’m trying to create a squash team composed by disabled people.
    I thought and created the website http://www.okdisabili.it to achieve this goal (and not only this one).
    In Italy there are not anybody with a disability who playing squash: this is an official information provided by Italian Paralympic Committee (C.I.P.).
    With this association I’ve already started to cooperate in order to spread the sport of squash.
    The other partnerships in progress are with these organizations: http://www.squash.it and http://www.assi-squash.it (Italian squash sport association).
    Could you keep me in contact with any global squash association for disabled athletes?
    I wish to create an international network and know other persons with my passion and my target.

    Thanks and best regards,
    Paola Pasquali

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