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    WBSC announces routes to the Tokyo Olympics

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced the process that will qualify six countries to contest the women’s fastpitch softball and the men’s baseball tournament at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in the summer of 2020.

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    MLB umpire Larry Young to run two one-day clinics in Ireland

    Anyone with an interest in umpiring, whether they come from softball or baseball, might want to head over to Ireland on the weekend of 24-25 February for the chance to attend a one-day cliinic with long-standing MLB umpire Larry Young.

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    WBSC hopeful for baseball and softball in the 2024 and 2028 Olympics

    With the formal announcement that Paris will host the 2024 Olympics and Los Angeles will host the Games in 2028, the World Baseball Softball Confederation has congratulated these cities and reiterated its goal of securing the long-term future of baseball and softball on the Olympic programme.

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    UK Sport’s funding approach under challenge

    A group of 11 Olympic and Paralympic sports that receive no funding from UK Sport, including baseball and softball, have come out in strong opposition to the quango’s approach that leaves many top British athletes with no chance of ever reaching the Olympic stage.

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    Olympic baseball and softball to be played in Fukushima

    Fukushima’s Azuma Baseball Stadium has been added as an official venue for Olympic baseball and softball events at the Tokyo 2020 Games in a move designed to boost the region’s recovery from the March 2011 nuclear disaster.

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    IOC approves baseball/softball stadium for 2020

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to approve the 30,000-seat Yokohama Stadium as the main venue for baseball and softball events at the Olympic Games in Japan in 2020.

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    Olympic return supported by IOC Executive

    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.

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    Following discussions about the way in which the parties were operating and being administered, the British Baseball Federation (BBF), British Softball Federation (BSF) and BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK) took the decision to carry out a fundamental review of the relationships between the three organisations and to consider the best structure for the sports of baseball and softball.

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    Softball and baseball world rankings listed

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation has launched the first-ever world rankings for men’s and women’s fastpitch softball and has revealed the latest standings in its official baseball world rankings.

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    Baseball and softball rejoin SportsAid

    Baseball and softball have been reinstated as sports whose junior athletes can receive awards from SportsAid, a sponsor-funded charity that helps young sports people overcome the financial challenges they face as they bid to realise their full potential.

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