non-Olympic Sports

South Korea to host 2016 Women's Baseball World Cup

By Emily Goddard

Hosting rights of the 2016 Baseball World Cups have been awarded to Japan, Mexico, South Korea ©WBSCSouth Korea will host the 2016 Women's Baseball World Cup, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced today.

Professional Squash Association drawing up three-year calendar for first time

By Zjan Shirinian

A new three-year calendar is being finalised by the Professional Squash Association after a significant consultation process ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Professional Squash Association (PSA) is putting together a three-year calendar for the first time, breaking with the tradition of drawing up yearly schedules.

Japan whitewash New Zealand to extend winning streak at Women's Softball World Championship

By Emily Goddard

Japan have extended their winning streak at the Women's Softball World Championship ©AFP/Getty ImagesDefending champions Japan have extended their winning streak at the Women's Softball World Championship with a 9-0 victory over New Zealand on the fourth day of action in Haarlem.

Wushu has a bright future in the Olympic Movement, claims world governing body

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

A press conference was held here in Nanjing to discuss the wushu tournament being held next week ©ITGThe future is bright for wushu, or so vice-president of the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) Anthony Tengkoi Goh, has claimed. 

India donates $1million to Afghanistan for new cricket stadium

By Gary Anderson

A grant from the Indian Government is going towards the construction of a cricket stadium in Kandahar ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Indian Government has donated a grant of $1 million (£599,000/€746,000) to Afghanistan for the construction of a cricket stadium in the country's second largest city Kandahar.

Defending champions Japan maintain 100 per cent start at Women's Softball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Japan have made an impressive start to the defence of their Women's World Softball Championship title ©AFP/Getty ImagesReigning champions Japan maintained their impressive start to the Women's Softball World Championships with a comfortable 9-2 win over Puerto Rico to record their third win from three games in Haarlem, The Netherlands.

New partnership hailed as boost for skateboarding's Olympic ambitions

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

A new partnership has been announced between Street League Skateboarding and the ISF ©SLS/ISFA new partnership has been unveiled between the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) and Street League Skateboarding (SLS) in what should prove a further boost for the sport ahead of its showcasing as an exhibition event in the Summer Youth Olympic Games here.

Women's Softball World Championship to be streamed live online

By Zjan Shirinian

The Women's Softball World Championship will be broadcast live on the internet ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Women's Softball World Championship will be streamed live online when it gets underway tomorrow.

World Bowling appoints working group to devise "simpler" format as it eyes Olympic inclusion

By Zjan Shirinian

The Alternate Bowling Scoring System working group has been asked to look at different options for a scoring system to make the sport less confusing ©Getty ImagesA "simpler" scoring system for bowling to help eliminate confusion and put it firmly on target for a place on the Olympic programme is being explored, with nothing off the table according to the President of the sport's governing body.
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