Non-Olympic Sports

Marcel Hassemeier picks up IWGA Athlete of Year for 2013

By Gary Anderson

February 3 - Marcel Hassemeier of Germany has been chosen as the IWGA Athlete of the Year ©International Life Saving FederationGermany's Marcel Hassemeier has been chosen as the inaugural International World Games Association (IWGA) Athlete of the Year following his performances at the 2013 World Games in Cali, where he picked up four gold medals and one silver in life saving competitions.

Glasgow 2014 accused of sabotaging World Championship squash event

By Nick Butler

There will probably be no World Doubles Championships for top players like England's Nick Matthew following the failure of the attempt to hold it in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesFebruary 1 - It is likely the World Squash doubles Championships will be cancelled due to failure to land a venue after Glasgow 2014 were accused of refusing permission for the event to be held in the Commonwealth Games host city in June.

Exclusive: We can do a lot for the Olympics and they can do a lot for our sports, claims leading softball official

By Nick Butler

Softball and baseball are bidding to return to the Olympic programme following their exclusion after Beijing 2008 ©Sports Illustrated/Getty ImagesJanuary 30 - Low Beng Choo, secretary general of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), has claimed Olympic inclusion would be beneficial for baseball and softball but also for the Olympic Movement as a whole.

Historic new baseball and softball stadium opened in Uganda

By Gary Anderson

January 30 - Officials from the Embassy of Japan and the UBSA open the new dedicated baseball and softball facility in Gayaza ©WBSCHistory has been made in Kampala as the first ever dedicated baseball and softball stadium was officially opened by the Uganda Baseball and Softball Association (UBSA).

Women's top cricket teams to compete in new international championship

By Danyal Khan 

The world's top women cricket teams will take part in a new international championship announced today by the ICC ©Getty ImagesJanuary 29 - The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board today announced a new women's international competition in which the top eight countries will face each other in a series of matches between mid-2014 and the end of 2016.

Former England captain Murphy joins Team Bath as assistant coach

By Gary Anderson

January 27 - Former England captain Olivia Murphy has taken up a coaching role with Superleague champions ©Team BathSuperleague champions Team Bath have announced that former England netball captain Olivia Murphy has joined its backroom staff as an assistant coach for the 2014 season.

MP & Silva signs long-term media rights deal with Chinese Baseball League

By Gary Anderson

January 27 - Media rights firm MP & Silva has signed a long term partnership with the Chinese Professional Baseball League ©MP & SilvaInternational media rights firm MP & Silva has signed a six-year deal to become the domestic and global media rights holder for the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL).

New Board of Directors takes over at Women's Squash Association after mass resignations

By Paul Osborne

Kasey Brown has been named President of the new WSA Board of Directors ©Getty ImagesJanuary 21 - Australia's world number 11 Kasey Brown has been elected President of a new Board of Directors at the Women's Squash Association (WSA) following a mass resignation by members of the old Board.

Ron Dennis takes over McLaren Formula One team after woeful 2013 season

By Zjan Shirinian

Ron Dennis had overseen a period of great success for McLaren as team principal and chief executive ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesJanuary 16 - Ex McLaren Formula One team principal Ron Dennis has taken over as company chief executive, promising a "thorough and objective review", after the team suffered its most barren season in 30 years.
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