non-Olympic Sports

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.

Sambo targets IOC recognition as next step on global journey

By Duncan Mackay at the JW Marriott Hotel Absheron in Baku

A demonstration of sambo was held during the AIPS Congress in Baku ©ITGApril 29 - Sambo, the martial art developed for Russia's military and police force in the 1930s,  is hoping to take another leap forward in its expansion plans by getting recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Four nations added to line-up for 2014 Under-15 Baseball World Cup

By Gary Anderson

April 29 - A total of 18 teams will now do battle at this year's Under-15 Baseball World Cup ©WBSCThe World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced the addition of four nations to the line-up for this year's Under-15 Baseball World Cup with Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Tunisia heading to Mexico for the tournament this summer.

2014 World Bodyboard Championships set to take place in Chile

By Gary Anderson

April 24 - The world's top bodyboarders will descend on Iquique for the 2014 World Championships in December ©AFP/Getty ImagesThis year's World Bodyboard Championships will take place in the city of Iquique, the International Surfing Association (ISA) and the Chilean Surfing Federation (FECHSURF) have announced.

Welsh Glasgow 2014 netball preparations hit by coach's absence for personal reasons

By Nick Butler

Welsh players have enjoyed much improvement in recent years, but their Glasgow 2014 preparations are facing problems ©Getty ImagesApril 23 - Wales' Commonwealth Games netball preparations have been hit with three months to go until Glasgow 2014 by coach Melissa Hyndman, once described as the Sir Alex Ferguson of the sport, temporarily leaving her post due to personal circumstances.

New Zealand names bowls squad for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Gary Anderson

New Zealand has named its lawn bowls squad for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images April 22 - New Zealand will be represented by a team of 15 lawn bowlers at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and will be led by veterans Val Smith, Jo Edwards and Ali Forsyth who will be joined by some exciting new talent in the form of Selina Goddard, Amy McIlroy and Mandy Boyd.

Competition schedule for 2014 Women's Softball World Championship revealed

By Gary Anderson

April 18 - The USA and Japan will be the teams to beat at this year's Women's Softball World Championships in Haarlem ©Getty Images Hosts Netherlands will take on two-time champions the United States on the opening day of action at this year's Women's Softball World Championship, it has been announced today.

Mizuno announced as official sponsor of inaugural WBSC Congress

By Gary Anderson

April 17 – Japanese firm Mizuno has been announced as official sponsor of the WBSC Congress in Tunisia ©Bloomberg/Getty Images The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced sports equipment firm Mizuno will be the official sponsor of its historic first-ever Congress in Tunisia next month.

Australia names 18-strong netball squad for Glasgow 2014 selection camp

By Emily Goddard

Laura Geitz is one of 18 Australian netballers heading to a Commonwealth Games selection camp next month ahead of Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesApril 15 - Australia has revealed a squad of 18 netball players heading to a Commonwealth Games selection camp in Canberra next month in the hope of competing at Glasgow 2014.
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