Squash Goes Viral

The World Squash Federation, together with the Men's and Women's Professional Tours, has launched a new online campaign to build support for Squash's ambition to join the Olympic Games in 2020.

Using the Twitter ID @vote4squash and hashtag #vote4squash, followers are being urged to show their support and help turn Squash's Olympic ambitions into reality. The initiative has already seen #vote4squash trending in Malaysia, the Middle East, the United Kingdom and Australia.

World Squash Federation president N Ramachandran said: "Our 144 Member Federations and the leading players on the PSA and WSA World Tours are really getting behind this initiative to encourage as many fans as possible to register their support for our Olympic campaign. This comes on top of our existing use of Facebook and YouTube where our 2020 campaign film has registered nearly 100,000 views since being posted in December.

"The next few months are crucial to our bid and using social media to demonstrate the huge passion there is for Squash to become part of the Olympic Games is important as we head towards our presentation to the IOC Executive Board in May."

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