Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was an avid squash player. He insisted on playing other political figures whenever he traveled outside of Egypt, and he even funded Egypt’s squash team.
But despite his support for their sport, Egyptian squash players now show no sympathy for the fallen dictator. Although many squash players remain relatively apolitical, as Paul Wachter discovered when he traveled to Egypt this year, their feelings towards the revolution are clearly in favor.
A combined Middle East expert and squash enthusiast, Wachter joins Roane Carey on this episode of Nation Conversation to discuss the connections between squash and revolution in Egypt.
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—Anna Lekas Miller