non-Olympic Sports

Expanded broadcast coverage of Women's Softball World Championship announced in United States and Japan

By Gary Anderson

The final stages of the Women's Softball World Champinships in Haarlem will be broadcast to large audiences in the US and Japan after new deal announced ©Haarlem 2014Expanded coverage of the Women's Softball World Championship will be provided in the United States and Japan as the event enters the playoff stages, it has been announced. 

Big two confirm playoff places as remain unbeaten at Women's Softball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

The United States maintained their 100 per cent start at the Women's Softball World Championships with a sixth win on the spin ©Haarlem 2014/FacebookAfter disruption and delays due to heavy rain in Haarlem, the Women's Softball World Championship got back on track with 11 matches today which saw Japan and the United States maintain unbeaten records and secure their places in the playoffs.

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.

Wins for Italy and New Zealand as rain halts action again at Women's Softball World Championship

By Emily Goddard

The Dominican Republic defeated Chinese Taipei 7-0 on day five of the Women's Softball World Championship ©Haarlem 2014/FacebookItaly and New Zealand were among the victorious nations on day five of the Women's Softball World Championship as more rain halted some of the big action expected at the competition in Haarlem.

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.
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