Sohail Malik

Sohail Malik

Sport

Squash takes aim at a bounce in global popularity

Squash has in the past struggled to attract large television audiences.

Squash takes aim at a bounce in global popularity

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan: Competitive ballroom dancing struggles to find fans

Competitive ballroom dance has been recognised as a sport for two decades by the International Olympic Committee. But it is still a struggle to convince sports fans that they are real athletes.

Turkmenistan: Competitive ballroom dancing struggles to find fans

Asia

Asian Indoor Games give martial arts international exposure

Martial arts are a major part of Asian culture. Sports like Sambo, Kurash and Muay Thai are not major spectator sports, but are taking centre stage at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan.

Asian Indoor Games give martial arts international exposure

Middle East

Qatar and Saudi Arabia to compete at show jumping competition

At Ashghabat 2017 in Turkmenistan, riders from Qatar and Saudi Arabia will compete while their countries are locked in a bitter political dispute.

Qatar and Saudi Arabia to compete at show jumping competition

Asia

Fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games start in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is staging the largest sports event in its history.

Fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games start in Turkmenistan

Middle East

Mindsports 4th World Championships kicks off in Doha

The Mindsports World Championships began in Doha on Saturday. This is an event where physical activity isn't key to participation - with scrabble and chess the headline events.

Mindsports 4th World Championships kicks off in Doha

Asia

Asian snooker players struggling to turn pro

Asia has produced some of the most successful amateur snooker players of the last decade, but many of them find it difficult to break into the professional game.

Asian snooker players struggling to turn pro

Politics

Should Israel be kicked out of FIFA?

Palestine football is seeking expulsion for Israel since restrictions on player movements is affecting their performance

Should Israel be kicked out of FIFA?

Sport

Can video games make it to the Olympics?

Video game players and associations seek recognition from the IOC and an entry into the Olympics.

Can video games make it to the Olympics?

Sport

Arab World Cup woes

With the Arab world's growing power in football, Sohail Malik asks why Algeria is sole representative at Brazil 2014.

Arab World Cup woes

Sport

Rethinking the Africa Cup of Nations

Would a four-year cycle at the Africa Cup of Nations be a better deal for players, clubs and managers?

Rethinking the Africa Cup of Nations

Sport

Will Europe’s Olympic experiment work?

Baku in Azerbaijan will host the first European Games in 2015 but there are plenty of hurdles to jump before then.

Will Europe’s Olympic experiment work?