non-Olympic Sports

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.

New partnership hailed as boost for skateboarding's Olympic ambitions

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

A new partnership has been announced between Street League Skateboarding and the ISF ©SLS/ISFA new partnership has been unveiled between the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) and Street League Skateboarding (SLS) in what should prove a further boost for the sport ahead of its showcasing as an exhibition event in the Summer Youth Olympic Games here.

Women's Softball World Championship to be streamed live online

By Zjan Shirinian

The Women's Softball World Championship will be broadcast live on the internet ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Women's Softball World Championship will be streamed live online when it gets underway tomorrow.

World Bowling appoints working group to devise "simpler" format as it eyes Olympic inclusion

By Zjan Shirinian

The Alternate Bowling Scoring System working group has been asked to look at different options for a scoring system to make the sport less confusing ©Getty ImagesA "simpler" scoring system for bowling to help eliminate confusion and put it firmly on target for a place on the Olympic programme is being explored, with nothing off the table according to the President of the sport's governing body.

Australian Palmer most successful squash player in Commonwealth Games history with double gold

By Gary Anderson in Glasgow

David Palmer topped the podium for the first time ever at a Commonwealth Games making him the most successful squash player in its history ©Getty Images David Palmer left it to the very end to claim his first ever Commonwealth Games gold medals to put him out on his own as the most successful squash player in the event's history as Australia took both the  mixed and men's doubles in Glasgow.

Australia reclaim Commonwealth netball crown with dominant victory over New Zealand

By Paul Osborne at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow

Australia have secured gold in the netball competition on the final day of action at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesIt was a glorious day for Australia's women here in Glasgow today as they regained their Commonwealth Games netball crown with a relatively comfortable victory over defending two-time champions New Zealand.

Old rivals to meet once again as England suffer heartbreak at Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson at the SECC Precinct in Glasgow

Heartbreak for England's netball team as they lose a fifth consecutive Commonwealth Games semi-final ©Getty Images In a dramatic last gasp finish here, New Zealand kept their quest for a third consecutive Commonwealth Games title on track but only just as Jodi Brown scored the winning goal with the last throw of the match to deny a heartbroken England in a thrilling match.

World Bowling launches new website as part of aim to unite sport worldwide

By Zjan Shirinian

World Bowling hopes its new website will help it unite the sport around the planet ©World BowlingWorld Bowling has launched a new website as it makes its first steps towards "uniting the sport worldwide".

First ever women’s world champion O’Donnell inducted into Surfing Walk of Fame

By Gary Anderson

Surfers have been honoured by the ISA in Huntingdon Beach ©Getty Images Australian Phyllis O'Donnell has been inducted into the International Surfing Association (ISA) Surfing Walk of Fame.
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