non-Olympic Sports

Bowling to roll out new scoring system as part of Olympic bid

By Daniel Etchells

The new scoring system will be used at the World Bowling Tour mens and womens finals in Las Vegas ©World BowlingA new scoring system for competitive bowling will be unveiled next month as the sport continues to step-up its bid for a place on the Olympic Games programme.

World Squash Federation confirms new appointment to Board at Annual General Meeting

By Gary Anderson

Linda MacPhail joins (from left to right) Mohamed El-Menshawy, N Ramachandran and Hugo Hannes on the WSF Board ©WSFCanadian Linda MacPhail has been newly elected to the Board of the World Squash Federation (WSF) at the governing body's Annual General Meeting in Philadelphia.

World Flying Disc Federation adds two new national members

By Daniel Etchells

The World Flying Disc Federation now has 62 members ©WFDFThe World Flying Disc Federation's (WFDF) Congress has approved the United Arabian Ultimate (UAU) and the Féderation Congolaise de Disque Volant (FCDV) as national members.

Karate Premier League series concludes with crowning of Grand Winners

By Gary Anderson

Italy and France finished the Karate Premier League series with three Grand Winners each ©WKFThe Walserfeld Halle in Austrian city Salzburg was the setting for the conclusion of the World Karate Federation Premier League series and saw 12 athletes crowned this season's overall Grand Winners.

Karate Premier League season draws to a close with Grand Final in Salzburg

By Gary Anderson

The WKF Premier League Grand Final is set for Salzburg this weekend ©WKFThe World Karate Federation Premier League series comes to a close this weekend in Salzburg with the season-ending Grand Final.

Line-up announced for inaugural Under-21 Baseball World Cup

By Gary Anderson

The WBSC has announced the 11 teams that will contest the Under-21 Baseball World Cup ©WBSCEleven countries are set to do battle for the inaugural Under-21 Baseball World Cup after the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) revealed the line-up for the event in Taichung, Chinese Taipei.

Exclusive: Support from Sheikh Ahmad and Incheon 2014 success has boosted Tokyo 2020 bid, claim WBSC

By Nick Butler in the Main Media Centre in Incheon

Success at Incheon 2014 has been hailed as a major boost for baseball in its Olympic dream ©Getty ImagesExcitement, full stadia and media interest at the Asian Games, along with an endorsement from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President, have boosted baseball and softball as the sports bid for a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, according to their world governing body. 

France emerge as top nation at Karate Premier League event in Hanau

By Gary Anderson

France topped the medal table in Hanau with three gold at the Karate Premier League event ©WKFFrance headed the medals table at the penultimate World Karate Federation Premier League event with three of its athletes topping the podium in the German town of Hanau.

South Korea edge Taiwan for baseball gold to light up Asian Games

By Nick Butler at the Munhak Baseball Stadium in Incheon

South Korea celebrate their hard fought victory over Taiwan ©Getty ImagesBaseball delivered a strong pitch to the world here tonight in its bid for Olympic inclusion after South Korea won a topsy-turvy and engrossing final over tenacious Taiwanese opposition in an electrifying atmosphere at the Asian Games. 
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