Hong Kong sports chief Timothy Fok Tsun-ting will give his full backing to squash's bid to reach the Olympics after the International Olympic Committee decided to increase the number of events for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. At a reception for the Hong Kong Asian Beach Games delegation on Thursday, Fok, who is also an IOC member, said he would do his best to help the sport, one of Hong Kong's success stories at major games. The sport also fits the Asian athletes' physique which means we have a better chance if it is being included in the Olympic Games Timothy Fok Tsun-ting "Squash was one of the three shortlisted sports for the Tokyo Games although it lost to wrestling, and Hong Kong squash has been doing very well on the international stage," said Fok, president of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee. "The sport also fits the Asian athletes' physique which means we have a better chance if it is being included in the Olympic Games. "The Coordination Commission of the 2016 Games will host meetings in Rio de Janeiro in February and at the same time the IOC executive board meeting will also be held there to study details on how to implement changes agreed at the recent session. I will speak to my colleagues at the board in order to help squash." Fok, a member of the 2016 Games Commission, said it would not be easy to convince existing Olympic sports to give up some of their events to pave the way for the addition of new sports. At last week's IOC session in Monaco, it was decided that there would be more than 28 sports for the 2020 Tokyo Games - but the ceiling of 10,500 athletes would stay the same. It is believed some sports that have many more medal events than others, such as athletics and swimming, might be asked by the IOC to cut their Olympic programmes. "The Olympic Games are always the biggest sporting extravaganza and no sport wants to be cut. This will be the most difficult part of the implementation of the changes," he said. Meanwhile, Hong Kong's top women's player, Annie Au Wing-chee, lost to second seed Laura Massaro of England in straight games at the World Championships in Cairo.