non-Olympic Sports

Egyptian pair win Tournament of Champions squash titles in New York

By Michael Pavitt

Elshorbady beat Nick Matthew to win the Tournament of Champions ©squashpics.comWorld number one Mohamed Elshorbagy earned victory in the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions in front of a sell-out crowd in Grand Central Terminal's Venderbilt Hall, winning 3-1 against Nick Matthew.

Billiard sports queue up for Tokyo 2020 Olympic inclusion

By Liam Morgan

The WPBSA and the WCBS have been working closely to outline a case for billiard sports to be included at the OlympicsCue sports has become the latest discipline to announce its intention to be added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme.

World's best gear up for season opening Karate 1 Premier League Paris

By Emily Goddard

Alizée Agier (right) is among the world class field set to compete at the Karate 1 Premier League Paris ©Getty ImagesSome of the world's best karate players, including world champions Giana Lofty of Egypt, Enes Erkan of Turkey and France's Alizée Agier, are preparing to take part in the Karate 1 Premier League Paris, which gets underway tomorrow in the French capital.

Ramachandran meets with Tokyo 2020 President as squash continues Olympic inclusion drive

By Liam Morgan

WSF President N. Ramachandran met with Yoshiro Mori as well as Tsunekazu TakedaWorld Squash Federation (WSF) President N Ramachandran has met with Tokyo 2020 head Yoshiro Mori as squash continues its drive for inclusion on the Olympic programme.

Tokyo Dome to host final stages of inaugural WBSC Premier 12 as baseball increases Olympic drive

By Paul Osborne

The iconic Tokyo Dome will host the semi-finals, bronze medal contest and the decisive gold medal finale of the inaugural Premier 12 tournament ©Getty ImagesJapan is due to host the inaugural World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier 12 competition in November following a partnership agreement between the WBSC and Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

Karate continues drive for inclusion at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

By Liam Morgan

WKF President Antonio Espinos (centre) pictured with Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda and another official during his visit. The sport has received widespread support for its inclusion at Tokyo 2020 ©WKFKarate has stepped up its bid to be added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games programme, with World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinos saying they are "doing all they can" in order to be included.

Professional Squash Association signs UK broadcast deal with BT Sport

By Emily Goddard

The Professional Squash Association has signed a UK broadcast deal with BT Sport ©BT Sport/FacebookThe Professional Squash Association (PSA) has signed a new broadcast and marketing partnership deal with BT Sport that will see the United Kingdom television channel air coverage from all World Series tournaments, including the World Championship.

Sweden pull out of hosting 2015 American Football World Championships

By Michael Pavitt

The United States American Football team celebrates winning the 2011 final in Vienna ©Getty ImagesThe International Federation of American Football (IFAF) have announced that the 2015 World Championship will no longer take place in Sweden, with plans proposed to move the event to the United States. 

David marks ninth anniversary of first world number one ranking by topping latest list

By Daniel Etchells

Malaysia's Nicol David first topped the world rankings in January 2006 and has held the coveted position since August of that year ©Getty ImagesMalaysia's Nicol David has marked the ninth anniversary of her first topping the Women's Squash Association (WSA) world rankings by retaining her place at the summit of the game for a record-breaking 102nd month.
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