Non-Olympic Sports

World Squash Federation launches new SPIN initiative

By Paul Osborne

World Squash Federation introduces new player registration system October 11 - The World Squash Federation (WSF) has launched a new worldwide player registration that will require players competing internationally to have a Squash Player Identification Number (SPIN).

Romania plays host to first ever PSA World Tour event in Bucharest

By Gary Anderson

October 4 - England's Chris Ryder will be looking for success at the inaugural Romanian Open in BucharestThis weekend sees Romania staging its first ever Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour event as players compete in the capital Bucharest during the Courtwall Romanian Open.

European baseball champions invited to take part in expanded Asia Series

By Paul Osborne

Italy's European Club champions Fortitudo Bologna have been invited to take part in the Asia Series October 2 - This year's Asia Series will see the introduction of the European Club champions after a decision to expand the tournament, it was announced today.

Events taking place across the globe to celebrate World Squash Day

By Gary Anderson

October 1 - World Squash was first launched in 2002 in honour of former Scottish junior international player Derek Sword who died in the World Trade Centre terrorist attacks in 2001The World Squad Federation (WSF) is set to host a number of events around the world to showcase the sport and get more people involved as part of its World Squash Day programme taking place on October 5.

Ahlstrom and Reichert recognised with WTBA’s John Davis Memorial award

By Gary Anderson

September 26 - WTBA has recognised the contibutions of Ahlstrom and Reichert with the awarding of the inaugural John Davis Memorial AwardFormer Finnish Bowling Federation (FBF) President Kauko Ahlstrom and former Brunswick chairman and chief executive officer Jack Reichert have been announced as the inaugural recipients of the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) John Davis Memorial Award.

World Squash Day to help sport bounce back following Olympics disappointment

By James Crook

The WSF are hoping that World Squash Day will help the sport rebuild after they lost out on being in the 2020 OlympicsSeptember 20 - The World Squash Federation (WSF) is hoping to see a resurgence following the disappointment of missing out on becoming an Olympic sport to wrestling with next month's World Squash Day.

Americans Rash and Kelly in pole position with two WBT stops to go

By Gary Anderson

September 14 - American Sean Rash leads the men's WBT points listWith just two events to go until the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) World Bowling Tour (WBT) Finals take place, Americans dominate the top of the points list, with Sean Rash and Kelly Kulick leading the way.

Squash will "train as an underdog but compete like a champion" in 2020 bid, claims world number one Ashour

By Nick Butler at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

Squash's delegation here in the final stages of their campaign for Olympic inclusionSeptember 6 - Ramy Ashour, the men's squash world champion and top-ranked player, claimed here that the sport will aim to take advantage of its underdog status in its battle to be included in the programme for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Baseball-softball 2020 Olympic bid under shadow of Fidel Castro

By David Owen at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

Antonio Castro, son of the former Cuban leader Fidel, found himself the attention of unwanted attention at a press conference staged by baseball-softball to promote its bid to get on the Olympic programme for 2020September 6 - Antonio Castro stole the show at a media conference given by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) here today, but probably not in the way the sports would have wanted.
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