Yokohama Stadium confirmed for Olympic Baseball, Softball at Tokyo 2020 Games
December 7, 2016
Malta secures EU grant for Softball project to improve gender equality in sports
December 6, 2016
IOC, WBSC presidents meet to discuss baseball/softball global development, Olympic Games
December 2, 2016
Asia Winter Baseball League 2016 season starts
December 1, 2016
Toyota Motor wins 2016 Japan Professional Softball League Championship
November 30, 2016
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to approve the Tokyo 2020 venue proposal, which confirmed the 30,000-seat Yokohama Stadium as the main venue for baseball and softball events at the Olympic Games in 2020.
The Għajnsielem Redcoats, a Malta sports club established in 2012, has secured a grant worth over €58,000 (US $62,300) through Erasmus+ Sports: Small Collaborative Partnerships, for a project aimed to improve gender equality in sport, especially softball. The project titled Inclusion and Gender Equality Through Softball (IGETS) will bring together three softball clubs coming from different parts of Europe – Għajnsielem Redcoats from Gozo, Malta, Olympia Haarlem from the Netherlands and Softball Klub Princ Zagreb from Croatia.
World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) president Riccardo Fraccari met with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach this week in the Olympic capital. WBSC Executive Director Michael Schmidt was also in attendance.
Serbia promotes Softball at National Youth and Sports Fair
December 1, 2016
BELGRADE (Serbia) -- The sport of softball, via the Serbia Softball Federation, was featured at the Serbia’s National Sport Fair -- in Belgrade. The sports festival was organized by the Serbian Sport Association and sponsored by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and ran from 25-27 November. The three-day event featured 90 national sports and anti-doping organizations, along with sport equipment manufacturers.Read more
Cuban leader and baseball advocate Fidel Castro dies
November 27, 2016
Fidel Castro, the long-time leader and president of Cuba, died, brother and current president Raul Castro announced late Friday night.Read more
WBSC lauds success of 2016 NPB Japan Baseball Series as preview of Tokyo 2020
November 16, 2016
The WBSC has praised the popularity and success of the 2016 Japan Series, while expressing its commitment to leverage baseball/softball’s profile in Japan to capture the attention of the world when the sport returns to the Olympic programme at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.Read more