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World Squash Day Breaks Records

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The sport of squash is claiming a world record for the largest sports match in history. To promote squash's bid for inclusion in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, more than 800 clubs representing 40,000 players registered to take part in the World Squash Day Challenge on October 20.

World Squash Federation Chief Executive Andrew Shelley said, "it was wonderful to see the worldwide squash community come together in one massive match. It clearly illustrated the passion the whole sport has for squash's Olympic bid, as well as promoting squash at national and local level".

Results so far show that almost 500 clubs and 25,000 players from more than 70 different countries participated.

Shelley said, "these figures really illustrate how much players of all abilities care about seeing squash in the 2020 Olympic Games".

World Squash Day founder Alan Thatcher added, "hundreds of pictures have been uploaded to the WSD website and Facebook page showing large numbers of happy, smiling people doing what they love best, enjoying the thrill of playing one of the world's most physically demanding sports".

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Olympic Sports Bids Summary
Bid Status: Wrestling has been included in 2020 Olympics
Bid Date: September 2013
Bid Location: Beunos Aires, Argentina
Description: Wrestling has been included in 2020 Olympics
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