Almost from the birth of multi-sided viewing showcourts in the early 1980s, squash dreamt of securing a place on the programme of the Olympic Games. The first brochure was produced for the 1992 Barcelona edition. While it might be said that early bid presentations were limited, as often was the quality of broadcast output, as this improved so did the professionalism of the bids.
While squash came very close to securing a place for 2012 onwards, it was for more recent attempts that the expenditure and management really grew.
Here you can see background information on the failed bids, along with brochures and films that have been used as squash continues to pitch for a seat at the top table of international sport.
Trying For Tokyo
In 2013, this booklet was produced to accompany squash’s Tokyo 2020 bid. In addition to case points this Information Digest shows the breadth of the sport, its media and other general facts and figures.
Moving four years forward to Beijing 2008, here are the case points used for that bid.
Squash attempted to secure a place as a demonstration sport at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
Here is case made in a brochure, with the video produced to accompany the bid is on the Library YouTube Channel along with videos used for other Games at www.youtube.com/@worldsquashlibrary7032/videos.
A Push For Athens
Following on from the case points in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games bid, here is the version used for Athens 2004.