Non-Olympic Sports

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.

Sixteen teams set for battle at Women's World Softball Championship in Haarlem

By Gary Anderson

March 27 - Sixteen nations will head to Haarlem for the 2014 Women's World Softball Championships ©WBSCThe World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced the 16 teams due to take part in this year's Women's World Softball Championships which will be staged in Europe for the first time.

Logo depicting leading players unveiled for World Team Squash Championships

By Nick Butler

The logo has been unveiled for the Women's World Team Championships ©Squash CanadaMarch 27 - Squash Canada has unveiled a logo comprised of 31 silhouettes of leading players for the Women's World Team Squash Championships to be held later this year. 

Scotland reveals Glasgow 2014 lawn bowls squad

By Paul Osborne

Scotland has named its 10-player lawn bowls squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Rebecca LeeMarch 25 - Alex Marshall will have the opportunity to secure his third Commonwealth Games gold this year after being named on the Scottish lawn bowls team for Glasgow 2014.
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