Baseball5 to be included at 2022 Bulgarian Olympic Festival

Baseball5 to be included at 2022 Bulgarian Olympic Festival
Baseball5 is set to feature at the next Bulgarian Olympic Festival in 2022, following a positive demonstration in 2021.

The Bulgarian Baseball Softball Federation (BBSF), under president Yuri Alkalay, led a demonstration of Baseball5 at the recent XIV Olympic Festival in Albena, a touristic destination on the Black Sea.

The exhibition was organized in cooperation with the Bulgarian Olympic Committee (BOC), alongside 480 athletes of eight sports: wrestling, volleyball, swimming, track and field, table tennis, basketball, badminton and beach volleyball.

A five-inning inter-squad exhibition by the U-18 Bulgarian National Team kicked off the demonstration, with over 100 festival visitors later trying the five-on-five urban game.

Alkalay announced at the end of the day that he signed, on behalf of BBSF, a protocol with the BOC to include Baseball5 in the 2022 edition of the Olympic Festival.

Baseball5 will feature as a medal sport in the Youth Olympics starting from the 2026 edition.

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