non-Olympic Sports

Sochi track hosts first race ahead of Formula One debut

By Zjan Shirinian

The finishing touches are being put to the Sochi Autodrom, pictured here in February ©Getty ImagesRussia's preparations for its first Formula One race have taken a major step today with the newly constructed Sochi racetrack hosting its inaugural race.

Million players the target as SportAccord World Mind Games launch online tournament

By Duncan Mackay

The SportAccord World Mind Games are due to take place in Beijing in December ©SportAccordA target of a million gaming enthusiasts has been set by organisers of this year's SportAccord World Mind Games as they launched their online tournament to be run in conjunction with the event in Beijing. 

Japan's Women's Baseball World Cup victory adds to Tokyo 2020 momentum, claims WBSC

By Paul Osborne 

Public support for baseball and softball's inclusion at Tokyo 2020 is growing claims ©WBSCJapan's victory in the Women's Baseball World Cup has added to the growing public support for baseball and softball's inclusion at Tokyo 2020, it has been claimed by officials pushing for the sports to be reintroduced to the Olympic programme. 

Japan and the United States to face off in Women's Baseball World Cup final

By Paul Osborne

Japan and America are set to go head to head in the Women's Baseball World Cup final ©FacebookThe world's top two teams, Japan and the United States, will meet in the gold medal showdown of the 2014 Women's Baseball World Cup.

Istanbul ready to welcome world's best for Karate Premier League event

By Zjan Shirinian

Some of the world's best karatekas will compete in Istanbul this weekend ©JKFan/WKFIstanbul will welcome some of the world's best karatekas this weekend for the Karate 1 Premier League meeting.

Parkour sets up new organisation in what could be first step towards Olympic recognition

By Duncan Mackay

A new international organisation to help promote parkour has been set-up ©The Mouvement Parkour has taken a significant step on the journey to one day joining the Olympic programme by creating a new international organisation to help promote the sport, which is also known as freerunning or l'art du déplacement.

Karate officials meet with Japanese Olympic Committee to discuss Agenda 2020

By Gary Anderson

WKF officials have met with JOC President and Tokyo 2020 vice-President Tsunekazu Takeda following a Premier League event in Okinawa ©WKFOfficials from the World Karate Federation (WKF) have met with President of the Japanese Olympic Committee and vice-president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tsunekazu Takeda, in a meeting discussing the sport's potential inclusion on the Olympic programme in six years' time.

Cheerleading to stage unique competition at 2015 IFAF World Championships

By Gary Anderson

A World Cheerleading Game Day Championship will take place during the IFAF World Championships in Sweden next year ©Getty ImagesA unique World Cheerleading Game Day Championship will be contested at the 2015 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championships in Stockholm,it has been announced.

Japan claim 10th consecutive win to move into semi-finals of Women's Baseball World Cup

By Gary Anderson

The final four in Miyazaki has been decided as the Women's Baseball World Cup hots up ©FacebookHosts Japan remain on course to defend their Women's Baseball World Cup as they secured a 10th successive win in the competition to move into the final four where they will be joined by the United States, Australia and Canada.
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