non-Olympic Sports

World governing body for powerboating appoints new secretary general

By Paul Osborne

Thomas Kurth has been appointed the new secretary general of the UIM ©UIMFormer leading UEFA official Thomas Kurth has been appointed the new secretary general of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the world governing body for powerboating activities.

Men and women to be governed by a single squash body as historic merger announced

By Paul Osborne

Men's and women's squash is set to be governed by a single unified body from the start of next year ©PSAWorldTourMen's and women's squash is set to be governed under a single unified body following a historic merger agreement between the Professional Squash Association (PSA) and Women's Squash Association (WSA).

Cairo set to host 2014 Women's World Squash Championships

By Paul Osborne

Cairo is set to host the 2014 Women's World Squash Championships ©Getty ImagesEgypt's capital Cairo is set to host the 2014 Women's World Squash Championships following an agreement between the Women's Squash Association (WSA) and Wadi Degla Holding.

New baseball and softball facility to be built in Manchester

By Gary Anderson

A new baseball and softball facility is set to be opened in Manchester in 2017 ©BaseballSoftballUKBaseballSoftballUK (BSUK) has announced that construction is set to begin on a new purpose built baseball and softball facility in Manchester.

Re-elected ISA President eyes surfing's inclusion at Olympics

By Daniel Etchells

The ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games are being held in Punta Roca, Peru ©Getty ImagesFernando Aguerre claimed he believes new wave technology could help surfing achieve Olympic inclusion after being re-elected unopposed as President of the International Surfing Association (ISA) at the ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games in Punta Roca, Peru.

Bowling to roll out new scoring system as part of Olympic bid

By Daniel Etchells

The new scoring system will be used at the World Bowling Tour mens and womens finals in Las Vegas ©World BowlingA new scoring system for competitive bowling will be unveiled next month as the sport continues to step-up its bid for a place on the Olympic Games programme.

World Squash Federation confirms new appointment to Board at Annual General Meeting

By Gary Anderson

Linda MacPhail joins (from left to right) Mohamed El-Menshawy, N Ramachandran and Hugo Hannes on the WSF Board ©WSFCanadian Linda MacPhail has been newly elected to the Board of the World Squash Federation (WSF) at the governing body's Annual General Meeting in Philadelphia.

World Flying Disc Federation adds two new national members

By Daniel Etchells

The World Flying Disc Federation now has 62 members ©WFDFThe World Flying Disc Federation's (WFDF) Congress has approved the United Arabian Ultimate (UAU) and the Féderation Congolaise de Disque Volant (FCDV) as national members.

Karate Premier League series concludes with crowning of Grand Winners

By Gary Anderson

Italy and France finished the Karate Premier League series with three Grand Winners each ©WKFThe Walserfeld Halle in Austrian city Salzburg was the setting for the conclusion of the World Karate Federation Premier League series and saw 12 athletes crowned this season's overall Grand Winners.
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