non-Olympic Sports

Egypt and Brazil added to Karate1 Premier League Series as WKF release calendar for 2015

By Paul Osborne

Egypt and Brazil have been added to the Karate1 Premier League Series for 2015 ©WKFEgypt and Brazil are set to host a Karate1 Premier League event for the first time as the World Karate Federation (WKF) disclose the calendar for the 2015 Premier League Series.

David saves four match points to win thrilling eighth squash world title

By Nick Butler

Nicol David celebrated winning an eighth squash singles title in thrilling fashion ©Squash 2020Malaysian superstar Nicol David capped a perfect year with a thrilling victory at the Women's World Squash Championships in Cairo, saving four successive match points to beat home hope Raneem el Weleily.

Kuwait City, Las Vegas and Tokyo among cities chosen to host World Bowling Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Having taken place at the Khalifa International Bowling Centre in Abu Dhabi this year, the World Men's Championships head to Hong Kong in 2018 ©World BowlingThe World Tenpin Bowling Association Executive Board has announced the host cities for the World Bowling championship events from 2017 to 2020.

Russia edge China on medals table as World Mind Games close

By Nick Butler

Russia finished top of the overall medals table as the World Mind Games concluded today ©SportAccordRussia finished on top of the medals table as the SportAccord World Mind Games drew to a close in Beijing today, despite a final day medal assault from the host nation.

Ukraine win only gold as draughts world record broken at World Mind Games

By Nick Butler

Russia and Ukraine translated their political rivalry into a draughts grudge match today at the World Mind Games ©SportAccordUkraine's super blitz draughts player Viktoriia Motrichko won the only gold medal available on the penultimate day of action at the SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing, but compatriot Artem Ivanov stole the headlines in a world record breaking men's loss to Russia's Aleksandr Georgiev.

Over 13,000 sign petition calling for karate's inclusion at Tokyo 2020

By Nick Butler

Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda (left) pictured with WKF President Antonio Espinós and JFK head Takashi Sasagawa ©WKFA petition has been set up calling for karate's inclusion in the Tokyo Olympics following the approval of Agenda 2020 proposals for a more flexible sports programme.

World Bowling to relocate from United States to Olympic capital Lausanne

By Daniel Etchells

World Bowling are relocating to the Olympic capital Lausanne ©Getty ImagesWorld Bowling has announced it will relocate its headquarters from the United States to the Olympic capital Lausanne early next year.

Israel and Monaco tie for bridge pairs gold at World Mind Games

By Nick Butler

The bridge pairs title was shared in thrilling fashion at the World Mind Games ©SportAccordPairs from Israel and Monaco tied for gold in thrilling fashion in the pairs bridge competition to top the bill on a busy fifth day of action at the SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing.

Former US Masters champion shows support for bowling's Olympic bid strategy

By Daniel Etchells at the Khalifa International Bowling Centre, Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi

The United States' Mike Fagan is firmly behind bowling's push for Olympic inclusion ©FaganbowlingMike Fagan, the former United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Masters champion, has given his full backing to the strategies in place to aid tenpin bowling's bid for Olympic inclusion.
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