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  • 3
    Aug

    Baseball/Softball reinstated for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

    British Baseball and Softball is elated with the announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (OCOG) to reinstate baseball/softball back on to the Olympic programme, following the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro.

  • 3
    Jun

    Olympic return for baseball and softball supported by the IOC Executive Board

    The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has given its approval for the inclusion of baseball and softball among a new sports package for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

  • 26
    Apr

    BSUK Joint CEO John Boyd appointed to WBSC Development Commission

    BSUK’s Joint CEO and Head of Development, John Boyd, has been appointed to the newly formed Development Commission of the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC).

  • 11
    Jun

    WBSC submits application for Baseball, Softball inclusion at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

    The president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation, Riccardo Fraccari, today announced that the world governing body has submitted an official proposal to the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (TOCOG) for the addition of men’s baseball and women’s softball at the 2020 Games.

  • 20
    Feb

    Eurosport 2 to broadcast Europe v Japan Baseball Series in March

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), the world governing body for the two sports, announced today that Eurosport 2 will be the exclusive broadcaster across Europe for the newly announced Europe versus Japan Series.

  • 17
    Feb

    Europe vs Japan Rosters Announced

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), the world governing body for the sports, today unveiled the team rosters for the Europe vs. top ranked Japan two-game baseball series scheduled for 10-11 March at the Tokyo Dome.

  • 30
    Jan

    2015-2019 U12 Baseball World Cup hosting rights awarded to Tainan; U15 & U18 dates announced

    World governing body WBSC announced today a landmark agreement that awards Tainan City, Chinese Taipei the hosting rights of the next three editions (2015, 2017, 2019) of the WBSC Under-12 Baseball World Cup, which is the only international baseball tournament in this age group (11-12 years old) to feature National Teams (along with the U12 World Cup continental qualifiers), and is the only world championship tournament in all of sports at this age level.

  • 23
    Jan

    Taipei and Taichung join Tokyo as hosts of new Premier 12™ World Baseball Championship

    WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari announced that Taipei City and Taichung are the latest cities to join – alongside Tokyo, Japan – as hosts for the 2015 WBSC Premier 12™ World Baseball Championship that will debut later this year from 8-21 November.

  • 19
    Jan

    Top Japanese league NPB to co-host new WBSC Premier 12™ flagship event

    The President of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), Riccardo Fraccari, and the Commissioner of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), Katsuhiko Kumazaki, have agreed on a partnership that will bring the inaugural WBSC Premier 12™ to Japan in November, it was announced today at a press conference in Japan’s capital city.

  • 17
    Dec

    Australia, New Zealand qualify for 2015 Men’s Softball World Championship

    Australia defeated rival New Zealand to climb to the top of the podium at the Oceania Men’s Softball World Championship Qualifier this past weekend though both teams qualify for the flagship men’s event. Samoa finished third resulting in the small island country missing the next biannual world championship.

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