non-Olympic Sports

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.

England's Laura Massaro claims Women's World Squash title

By Paul Osborne

Laura Massaro has beaten Nour El Sherbini to secure the Women's Squash World title ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 23 - England's Laura Massaro has been crowned world champion after beating Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini in the final of the Women's World Squash Championships in Penang, Malaysia.

David left stunned after surprise defeat to Egyptian teenager in squash World Championship semi-final

By Paul Osborne

Nour El Sherbini pulled off the shock of the tournament with victory over Nicol David in the semi-final of the Women's World Squash Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 22 - A 2,000-strong crowd was left silenced in Penang's Spice Arena today, as Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini pulled off a stunning upset against home favourite and world number one Nicol David in the semi-final of the Women's World Squash Championships.

Line-up revealed for Men's Under-19 Youth Softball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

March 21 – Defending champions Argentina and the United States are among 11 teams taking part in this year's Men's U-19 Youth Softball World Championships ©WBSC/USA-ASA SoftballEleven nations will take to the field in Whitehorse, Canada after the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) revealed the line-up for this year's Men's Under-19 Youth Softball World Championships, which will run from July 11 to 20.

David survives scare to progress to Women's World Squash Championship semi-final

By Paul Osborne

Nicol David survived a near upset at the hands of France's Camille Serme to progress to the semi final of the Women's World Squash Championships in Penang ©Getty ImagesMarch 21 - Malaysia's world number one Nicol David survived a major scare in her quarter-final clash against France's Camille Serme to progress to the last four of the Women's World Squash Championships in Penang.
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