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  • 27
    Aug

    Baseball/Softball leaders step up Olympic Games campaign

    With only a short time to go before the International Olympic Committee votes on which sport to add to the 2020 Olympic Games, the leaders of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) have outlined how worldwide player, fan and commercial support for baseball and softball can help to enhance the Olympic Games if the sports are chosen.

  • 23
    Aug

    What are baseball and softball’s Olympic chances?

    The International Olympic Committee will meet in a full Congress session in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 7-10 September and will choose the host city for 2020 and one new sport to be added to the programme.  What are baseball/softball’s chances?

  • 20
    Aug

    Inaugural WBSC Congress set for March 2014

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) will hold its inaugural Congress, where all members of the baseball and softball international family can come together, on 7-9 March 2014, though a venue has yet to be determined.

  • 17
    Jun

    Harrogate Tigers to hold baseball and softball Taster Days

    The Harrogate Tigers Baseball Club will be holding baseball and softball “Taster Days” on the Stray in Harrogate for baseball and slowpitch softball players of all ages, abilities and experience from 1.00-4.00 pm on 29 June, 13 July and 17 August.

  • 17
    Jun

    Herts softball programme looking for help

    The Herts Softball Programme, part of the successful Herts Baseball Club, will be staging Wednesday evening open training sessions on 19 June and 26 June – and the club is looking for paid staff to help run its softball activities over the summer.

  • 30
    May

    Baseball and softball make Olympic shortlist

    Against many people’s expectations, baseball and softball (or baseball-softball, as the sports are now known for Olympic purposes) have made a short list of three sports to be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.  The announcement was made by the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board on 29 May in St Peterburg, Russia.

  • 20
    May

    Vote now for Olympic reinstatement

    A sports website called Inside the Games is running a poll on which sport should be added to the Olympic programme for 2020 – and at the moment, baseball and softball are lagging well behind karate, squash and wrestling.

  • 19
    Apr

    2020 Olympic Campaign officially launched

    Baseball and softball players, supporters and fans worldwide—from professional leagues to local clubs and junior teams – will have renewed hope following the formal launch of a global campaign to get baseball and softball back onto the Olympic programme for 2020.

  • 16
    Apr

    Softball and baseball are a hit in Brentwood

    Softball and baseball were centre stage on Sunday 14 April as hundreds of potential athletes visited the Brentwood Centre to take part in the Brentwood Games.

  • 3
    Apr

    World Baseball and Softball Confederation sets out Olympic vision

    The IBAF and the ISF have recently merged to form the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).  The WBSC will take the lead in working to return baseball and softball to the Olympic programme for the 2020 Games, and the organisation has set out its vision for the two sports.

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