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Despite Bidding, Squash Was VERY Close To Being In The Rio Olympics

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images

With 20 million players worldwide, the World Squash Federation wanted to include the sport in the Rio Olympics. Unfortunately, their bid was denied by the IOC in 2009. In 2015, the WSF learned that the competition would be excluded from the 2020 Games.

It’s the third time the sport’s bid has been turned down.