Non-Olympic Sports

Competition schedule for 2014 Women's Softball World Championship revealed

By Gary Anderson

April 18 - The USA and Japan will be the teams to beat at this year's Women's Softball World Championships in Haarlem ©Getty Images Hosts Netherlands will take on two-time champions the United States on the opening day of action at this year's Women's Softball World Championship, it has been announced today.

Mizuno announced as official sponsor of inaugural WBSC Congress

By Gary Anderson

April 17 – Japanese firm Mizuno has been announced as official sponsor of the WBSC Congress in Tunisia ©Bloomberg/Getty Images The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced sports equipment firm Mizuno will be the official sponsor of its historic first-ever Congress in Tunisia next month.

Australia names 18-strong netball squad for Glasgow 2014 selection camp

By Emily Goddard

Laura Geitz is one of 18 Australian netballers heading to a Commonwealth Games selection camp next month ahead of Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesApril 15 - Australia has revealed a squad of 18 netball players heading to a Commonwealth Games selection camp in Canberra next month in the hope of competing at Glasgow 2014.

Japanese legend named global ambassador for 2014 Women’s Baseball World Cup

By Gary Anderson

April 14 - Sadaharu Oh has been named as a global ambassador for the 2014 Women's Baseball World Cup ©Getty Images Japan's Sadaharu Oh has today been named as a global ambassador for this year's Women's Baseball World Cup which takes place in Miyazaki.

Exclusive: Ice Climbing would bring unique dimension to Winter Olympics, claims UIAA President

By Nick Butler

Frits Vrijlandt outlined the credentials of ice climbing as a potential Winter Olympic sport of the future ©ITGApril 12 - International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) President Frits Vrijlandt has outlined the credentials of ice climbing as the sport prepares a bid for inclusion in the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Bowling rebrands as it looks to push for Olympic inclusion

By Paul Osborne at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

The International bowling organisations have rebranded to form World Bowling as the sport pushed for inclusion in the Olympic Games ©ITGApril 10 - International bowling organisations have united under one banner as the sport looks to push for a place on the Olympic programme.

Top Dutch softball stars to pass on expertise to young British players

By Gary Anderson

April 10 – The BSUK Softball High Performance Academy will be welcoming two of the world's top players this month ©BSUKDutch softball stars Nathalie Timmermans and Virginie Anneveld will be passing on tips and advice to young British players when they attend two sessions at British Softball UK's (BSUK) Softball High Performance Academy (HPA) this month.

American football and flying disc confirmed as new members as ARISF target better relations with IOC

By Nick Butler at the Susesi Convention Center in Belek

Two new sports were confirmed as members of ARISF during the General Assembly today ©ARISFApril 7 - American football and flying disc have been officially confirmed as new members of the the Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) following a general assembly here this afternoon.

Briton Massaro wins Heather McKay Squash Player of the Year award

By Emily Goddard

Laura Massaro has won the WSA Heather McKay Player of the Year 2013 award ©WSAMarch 27 - Laura Massaro, who this week became the first Englishwoman for 15 years to take the world squash title, has been honoured with the Heather McKay Player of the Year 2013 award.
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