England Rugby stars back Squash’s 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.

SP_018Their 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 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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