non-Olympic Sports

Creation of WBSC not just about Olympics, says secretary general

By Gary Anderson at the Hotel El Mehari in Hammamet

WBSC secretary general (front row, centre) Low Beng Choo says that the Olympics is not the only target for the organisation ©WBSCThe creation of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) was not just to secure a return to the Olympic programme but to develop all levels of both sports, the organisation's secretary general Low Beng Choo has said.

"Unity makes strength" claims new WBSC President Fraccari as leads baseball and softball into exciting era

By Gary Anderson at the Hotel Diar Lamedina in Hammamet

Riccardo Fraccari addresses the inaugural WBSC Congress as sole President for the first time ©WBSCRiccardo Fraccari has been confirmed as President of the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WSBC) here and, in his first address as leader, called for both sports to continue to work together and strengthen their bonds.

Exclusive: Porter withdraws from WBSC Presidential race in last minute decision

By Gary Anderson at the Hotel Diar Lamedina in Hammamet

Don Porter has pulled out of the WBSC Presidential elections ©Getty Images In a dramatic twist here on the eve of the first-ever World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Congress, Presidential candidate Don Porter has decided to pull out of tomorrow's election, leaving the way clear for Italian Riccardo Fraccari to be elected unopposed as the organisation's first sole head

Porter and Fraccari set to go head-to-head for WBSC Presidency

By Gary Anderson at the Hotel Diar Lamedina in Hammamet

WBSC co-Presidents Riccardo Fraccari (left) and Don Porter are set to do battle to become the organisation's first President tomorrow ©Getty ImagesDon Porter and Riccardo Fraccari have been confirmed as the only two candidates set to run for the Presidency of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) when elections take place here tomorrow.

West Indies and United States announce long-term cricket partnership

By Gary Anderson

A new partnership has been announced that will see the West Indies provide support for cricket in the US ©Getty Images A long-term partnership agreement has been signed between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) with the aim of developing the sport in the US. 

Australia names netball squad for Glasgow 2014 as seek first gold medal for 12 years

By Gary Anderson

Australian netball coach Lisa Alexander announces the team for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Canberra ©Getty Images The Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) has named its squad for the netball competition at Glasgow 2014 as they go in search of their first Commonwealth Games gold medal in 12 years.

Mizuno unveiled as first official global sponsor of World Baseball Softball Confederation

By Gary Anderson

Mizuno has been announced as the first global sponsor of the WBSC ©MizunoJapanese sports firm Mizuno Corporation has been announced as the World Baseball Softball Confederation's (WBSC) first official global sponsor.

Mixed team squash World Cup to return as 2014 event set for Sharm El Sheikh

By Nick Butler

The 2014 WSF World Cup will take place in Egypt in December ©WSFEgypt will have the perfect opportunity to defend their World Squash Federation (WSF) World Cup title when the event returns after a three-year break to Sharm El Sheikh in December.

Sambo steps up bid to boost global appeal through partnership with AIPS

By Duncan Mackay at the JW Marriott Hotel Absheron in Baku

It is hoped the partnership will raise the global appeal of sambo ©FacebookApril 30  - A partnership has been announced here between the International Sambo Federation (FIAS) and the International Association of Sports Press (AIPS) in order to increase the global profile of the sport.
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