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Include: Squash

Squash

Squash continues to try to get into the Olympics but for over a decade they have been denied. It really does not make sense because squash seems like a perfect addition to the summer games. It is played by over 20 million people in 185 countries and is already recognized by the International Olympic Committee as a sport with a sanctioning body.

On top of that, it is easy to build small courts pretty much anywhere and easy to watch since it is only about a 30 to 45-minute game with short breaks in between sets.

The criticism of Squash has been that it is not a great game to televise since the players have to be enclosed in a room and usually only has one clear wall, which makes it hard for live spectators to see. However with modern technology they could easily fix cameras to the wall for different angles, provide an overhead view of the room and ever since 1980 they have been playing big events in completely clear rooms. As for the live crowds, they have figured out how to hold world tournament’s in front of a live crowd already, so that really should not be an issue.

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