Italian Baseball5 National Teams open camp on 28 January

Italian Baseball5 National Teams open camp on 28 January
25/01/2023
Manager Maurizio Balla selected 18 players. Before opening camp, he will introduce his programme to the Italian Baseball Softball Federation (FIBS) Convention.
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WBSC Youth Baseball5 World Cup: Ivory Coast targets Africa qualifier with new Baseball5 programme and Youth Championship

WBSC Youth Baseball5 World Cup: Ivory Coast targets Africa qualifier with new Baseball5 programme and Youth Championship
25/01/2023
Twice a week, 15 coaches and more than 200 kids from 10-12 and 13-15 years old participate in training sessions aiming to introduce kids to the basics of Baseball5.
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Thiais, Clapiers-Jacou claim Baseball5 French Open titles

Thiais, Clapiers-Jacou claim Baseball5 French Open titles
23/01/2023
A record 16 teams participated in the main event. The U-15 tournament featured five teams.
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Zambia completes second part of Baseball5 development project

Zambia completes second part of Baseball5 development project
23/01/2023
After the educational part, the competition will start in five provinces and lead to the first Baseball5 National Championship in April.
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Sakala hosts first-ever Baseball5 tournament in Haiti

Sakala hosts first-ever Baseball5 tournament in Haiti
20/01/2023
The development project by the National Baseball Softball Association, led by Luxama Fabrice Edouard, started in late November in Cité du Soleil, Port-au-Prince.
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Baseball5 lands on Uruguay beaches

Baseball5 lands on Uruguay beaches
19/01/2023
"This new discipline requires only a ball and limited space, and as an Olympic sport it's may be a good fit for Uruguay," commented Mauricio Ovelar, who promoted the initiative.
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Baseball5 Open de France: Third edition scheduled for 21 and 22 January

Baseball5 Open de France: Third edition scheduled for 21 and 22 January
19/01/2023
The indoor facility Great Artenium in Ceyrat, Clermont-Ferrand, will host a 16-team tournament for players over the age of 16 and a five-team U-15 event.
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Baseball5 World Cup legacy: Over 70 participants join Baseball5 clinic in Mexico

Baseball5 World Cup legacy: Over 70 participants join Baseball5 clinic in Mexico
18/01/2023
A course to develop coaches and game officials is the first step on the path to a medal in the 'Juegos Nacionales', the National Olympics
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WBSC Youth Baseball5 World Cup: Ghana to host Africa qualifier in May

WBSC Youth Baseball5 World Cup: Ghana to host Africa qualifier in May
18/01/2023
The tournament is scheduled from 14 to 23 May on the Cape Coast. France and Turkey are the only National Teams so far qualified for the inaugural Youth Baseball5 World Cup.
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France reaches new record in registered baseball and softball players

France reaches new record in registered baseball and softball players
17/01/2023
Participation numbers in France climbed to 14,654, a 7% increase from 2021. Female athletes are 22.1%.
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2022 in Review - Top Stories of the Year

2022 in Review - Top Stories of the Year
16/01/2023
The top stories in 2022, a year in which baseball and softball returned with a full international events calendar and the introduction of new, exciting disciplines.
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WBSC launches first-ever Baseball5 World Rankings

WBSC launches first-ever Baseball5 World Rankings
12/01/2023
Cuba has the honour of being ranked world No. 1 after claiming the inaugural Baseball5 World Cup in November
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Ten Asian countries participate in Baseball5 course in Bangkok, Thailand

Ten Asian countries participate in Baseball5 course in Bangkok, Thailand
09/01/2023
The one-day course introduced the basic rules of Baseball5 to 31 participants.
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Zambia starts major Baseball5 development project

Zambia starts major Baseball5 development project
22/12/2022
WBSC instructor Andrea D'Auria oversaw the educational phase in December. The best physical education teachers selected in six provinces will go through extensive education in early January. Local competitions will start in February and run through to March. A National Championship will be the final step.
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Burkina Faso opens 2022-23 season with mixed-gender softball game

Burkina Faso opens 2022-23 season with mixed-gender softball game
20/12/2022
All teams of the capital city Ouagadougou participated in the event on 18 December.
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2022 Year in Review: Baseball5 makes history with first World Cup at El Zocalo, Mexico City

2022 Year in Review: Baseball5 makes history with first World Cup at El Zocalo, Mexico City
20/12/2022
Cuba won the inaugural edition of the Baseball5 World Cup in inspirational El Zocalo, Mexico City. "I was struck by just how special and important this milestone event was," commented WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari. The future looks bright for the five-on-five version of baseball/softball.
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Baseball5 World Champions named team of the year in Cuba

Baseball5 World Champions named team of the year in Cuba
19/12/2022
The Cuban National Baseball5 Team went undefeated in November to claim the maiden edition of the WBSC Baseball5 World Cup in Mexico City.
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First ever in Japan, Baseball5 becomes curricular activity at Oberlin University

First ever in Japan, Baseball5 becomes curricular activity at Oberlin University
13/12/2022
Oberlin University in Tokyo has launched the Baseball5 course which will be led by the associate Professor Kenta Wakamatsu (right in the cover picture; Oberlin president Hiroaki Hatayama is left, Japan Baseball5 National Team player Takuya Shima is middle) "It's an absolute first in Japan, and the outcome is hard to imagine."
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WBSC signs MOU with VIRTUS - International Sports Federation for athletes with intellectual impairment

WBSC signs MOU with VIRTUS - International Sports Federation for athletes with intellectual impairment
12/12/2022
The WBSC will include a new intellectual impairment class as part of future events.
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IOC announces 2026 Youth Olympic Games dates

IOC announces 2026 Youth Olympic Games dates
07/12/2022
Baseball5 will feature on the programme of the Games in Dakar, Senegal.
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Sierra Leone plans to launch inter-school Baseball5 competitions in 2023

Sierra Leone plans to launch inter-school Baseball5 competitions in 2023
05/12/2022
The National Federation introduced 20 school teachers to the five-on-five version of baseball/softball
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France, Türkiye first National Teams to qualify for inaugural WBSC Youth Baseball5 World Cup

France, Türkiye first National Teams to qualify for inaugural WBSC Youth Baseball5 World Cup
19/11/2022
France claimed the U-17 European title winning the final 2-0 against Türkiye in Sofia, Bulgaria.
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WBSC Baseball5 Youth World Cup 2023: Baseball5 U-17 European Championship to qualify two teams

WBSC Baseball5 Youth World Cup 2023: Baseball5 U-17 European Championship to qualify two teams
17/11/2022
Out of the 14 National Teams participating, the senior sides of France and Lithuania finished ninth and 11th respectively in last week's Baseball5 World Cup in Mexico City. WBSC Europe is streaming all games of the U-17 Baseball5 European Championship through its YouTube channel.
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Al Ahly win Palestinian Baseball5 Youth Championship

Al Ahly win Palestinian Baseball5 Youth Championship
16/11/2022
The event concludes the 2022 season of the Palestinian Baseball and Softball Federation.
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WBSC President: Exciting future ahead for Baseball5 after inaugural World Cup

WBSC President: Exciting future ahead for Baseball5 after inaugural World Cup
16/11/2022
World Baseball-Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari reflects on the huge success of the first-ever Baseball5 World Cup in Mexico and the discipline’s bright future ahead.
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WBSC invites all Member Federations to join the new edition of the Sport Specific Anti Doping Webinar on 22 November

WBSC invites all Member Federations to join the new edition of the Sport Specific Anti Doping Webinar on 22 November
15/11/2022
Participation is free. The webinar is available in English, Spanish and French and is part of the "Play Ball, Play Fair" campaign run by the WBSC Integrity Unit.
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WBSC Baseball5 World Cup Highlights - Three great unforgettable souvenirs

WBSC Baseball5 World Cup Highlights - Three great unforgettable souvenirs
15/11/2022
Cuba's Orlando Amador made what was arguably the play of the tournament against Japan in the final.
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Picture perfect at the Baseball5 World Cup

Picture perfect at the Baseball5 World Cup
15/11/2022
For over half a decade, Andy Brown, a former art teacher, has travelled the globe painting baseball and on Friday it was Baseball5 for the first time.
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WBSC Baseball5 World Cup MVP: Ayako Rokkaku – “Looking forward to the future growth of Baseball5”

WBSC Baseball5 World Cup MVP: Ayako Rokkaku – “Looking forward to the future growth of Baseball5”
14/11/2022
Rokkaku was voted as one of the two MVPs of the tournament – alongside Cuba’s Briandy Molina – and the Best Coach of the World Cup, as voted by her peers.
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Baseball5 World Cup MVP: Briandy Molina - “This is the most important moment of my life”

Baseball5 World Cup MVP: Briandy Molina - “This is the most important moment of my life”
13/11/2022
Cuba’s unbeaten run to win the WBSC Baseball5 World Cup maiden edition was guided by Briandy Molina arguably the best Baseball5 player in the world.
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All-Star team sprinkles stardust on inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup

All-Star team sprinkles stardust on inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup
12/11/2022
Japan’s Ayako Rokkaku picked up the women's MVP and Best Coach award and was also selected as a member of the All Star team while Briandy Molina from Cuba was the men's MVP and also named in the All Star team.
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Cuba crowned first ever WBSC Baseball5 World Champions

Cuba crowned first ever WBSC Baseball5 World Champions
12/11/2022
A Youth Baseball5 World Cup will be held next year before a second edition of the Baseball5 World Cup in 2024. Baseball5 will also feature in the sixth Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games and the ANOCA Beach Games in Tunisia next year and the Youth Olympic Games in 2026.
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Chinese Taipei claim historic WBSC Baseball5 World Cup bronze medal

Chinese Taipei claim historic WBSC Baseball5 World Cup bronze medal
12/11/2022
The bronze medal continues an impressive run for Chinese Taipei where they have medalled in every WBSC tournament in 2022 having finished second at the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup and third in the U-12, U-15 and U-23 Baseball World Cups.
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Venezuela book bronze medal spot against Chinese Taipei as Super Round ends

Venezuela book bronze medal spot against Chinese Taipei as Super Round ends
12/11/2022
The bronze medal game between Venezuela and Chinese Taipei will take place at 5pm, the gold medal game between Cuba and Japan starts at 7pm.
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Lithuania leave WBSC Baseball5 World Cup having a made a big impression on and off the court

Lithuania leave WBSC Baseball5 World Cup having a made a big impression on and off the court
12/11/2022
The Lithuanian team consistently had three female players in play which remarks the inclusive spirit of Baseball5.
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WBSC Baseball5 World Cup: Cuba and Japan confirm spots in final after thrilling day of Super Round action

WBSC Baseball5 World Cup: Cuba and Japan confirm spots in final after thrilling day of Super Round action
11/11/2022
Cuba, Japan and Mexico won the important Super Round games on Friday afternoon.
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WBSC Baseball5 World Cup Super Round: Japan, Cuba and Chinese Taipei claim wins in exciting morning session

WBSC Baseball5 World Cup Super Round: Japan, Cuba and Chinese Taipei claim wins in exciting morning session
11/11/2022
Japan, Cuba and Chinse Taipei were all victorious in the Super Round morning session on Friday.
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Super Round schedule announced for WBSC Baseball5 World Cup

Super Round schedule announced for WBSC Baseball5 World Cup
10/11/2022
Cuba and Venezuela will enter the Super Round undefeated after winning all five of their Opening Round games. The finals will take place on Saturday, 12 November at 17:00 and 19:00 respectively.
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WBSC Baseball5 World Cup - Cuba, Japan, Mexico, Venezuela, Chinese Taipei and Tunisia head into the Super Round after Day 4

WBSC Baseball5 World Cup - Cuba, Japan, Mexico, Venezuela, Chinese Taipei and Tunisia head into the Super Round after Day 4
10/11/2022
The last Opening Round day ended with wins for South Africa, Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Kenya, Mexico and Venezuela.
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WBSC Baseball5 World Cup - Day Three: Cuba and Venezuela remain undefeated, first teams to book spot in Super Round

WBSC Baseball5 World Cup - Day Three: Cuba and Venezuela remain undefeated, first teams to book spot in Super Round
09/11/2022
Cuba and Venezuela claimed victories in Day 3 afternoon session at the Baseball5 World Cup to remain the only undefeated teams. Earlier in the day, Lithuania claimed historic win over Japan in a game which also featured three female officials on the court at the WBSC Baseball5 World Cup for the first time.
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Lithuania beat Japan: Fairy tale stories continue at Baseball5 World Cup

Lithuania beat Japan: Fairy tale stories continue at Baseball5 World Cup
09/11/2022
After Tunisia’s fairy tale story on Tuesday, it was Lithuania’s time in the spotlight on Wednesday after beating Japan in straight sets. The game also saw three female officials work a game for the first time in the tournament.
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WBSC Baseball5 World Cup - Day Three: Historic win for Lithuania against Japan highlights morning session

WBSC Baseball5 World Cup - Day Three: Historic win for Lithuania against Japan highlights morning session
09/11/2022
Lithuania's win against the powerhouse Japan was the highlight of the six games in the morning. France, Cuba, Venezuela, Chinese Taipei and Mexico also registered wins.
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WBSC Baseball5 World Cup - Amazing action and results complete Day Two afternoon session at El Zócalo

WBSC Baseball5 World Cup - Amazing action and results complete Day Two afternoon session at El Zócalo
08/11/2022
Cuba, Tunisia, South Africa, Kenya, Venezuela and Japan won their afternoon matches to put themselves in a good position for Day 3.
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Historic day for Africa as Tunisia, Kenya and South Africa claim maiden victories

Historic day for Africa as Tunisia, Kenya and South Africa claim maiden victories
08/11/2022
Tunisia now sit top of Group B with two wins from two games along side Venezuela with Kenya third (one win and a defeat). South Africa are fourth in Group A with a 1-1 win-loss record.
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WBSC Baseball5 World Cup - Day Two: Great Baseball5 vibe continues at El Zocalo

WBSC Baseball5 World Cup - Day Two: Great Baseball5 vibe continues at El Zocalo
08/11/2022
Chinese Taipei, Tunisia, Cuba, Venezuela and Japan all won their games on Tuesday morning following Mexico's win over Lithuania on Monday night.
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Mexico make history, open Baseball5 World Cup with win over Lithuania

Mexico make history, open Baseball5 World Cup with win over Lithuania

Stunning Opening Ceremony lifts the curtain on historic Baseball5 World Cup in El Zocalo

Stunning Opening Ceremony lifts the curtain on historic Baseball5 World Cup in El Zocalo
07/11/2022
“It is with great emotion and satisfaction that I welcome the participating teams to this first edition of the WBSC Baseball5 World Cup,” said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari as he addressed the Opening Ceremony.
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WBSC Baseball5 World Cup Schedule Update

WBSC Baseball5 World Cup Schedule Update

World’s largest sports retailer Decathlon joins WBSC Baseball5 World Cup maiden edition as the official supplier

World’s largest sports retailer Decathlon joins WBSC Baseball5 World Cup maiden edition as the official supplier
07/11/2022
This is the first time Decathlon and the WBSC have worked together, building a partnership that will help spread the passion for WBSC’s disciplines worldwide.
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Baseball5 World Cup Preview: El Zocalo set to welcome the best of Baseball5 as 12 teams chase World Championship glory

Baseball5 World Cup Preview: El Zocalo set to welcome the best of Baseball5 as 12 teams chase World Championship glory
06/11/2022
The famous and historic El Zócalo in the heart of Mexico City will host 50 games across seven days from 7-13 November.
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Baseball5 World Cup 2022 at El Zocalo by the Numbers

Baseball5 World Cup 2022 at El Zocalo by the Numbers
06/11/2022
The inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup begins on Monday in the famous El Zocalo in Mexico City. An amazing venue for an incredible sport, which has some fascinating numbers behind it.
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Baseball5 World Cup: TikTok signs on as WBSC content partner

Baseball5 World Cup: TikTok signs on as WBSC content partner
05/11/2022
The WBSC-TikTok partnership will see exclusive video content with 10 content creators bringing a dynamic viewpoint of the historic Baseball5 event.
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Where to watch: Inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup streamed live and free

Where to watch: Inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup streamed live and free
05/11/2022
The tournament is available to view on the following platforms: GameTime, WBSC YouTube channel, Olympic Channel, TikTok and Weibo
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Amazing Zocalo: Baseball5 World Cup to be celebrated in the heart of Mexico City

Amazing Zocalo: Baseball5 World Cup to be celebrated in the heart of Mexico City
04/11/2022
Counting down to one of the most historic moments in the history of the World Baseball Softball Confederation on Monday with the first WBSC Baseball5 Cup in Mexico City, one of the most famous cities in the world, and the venue - Zócalo - is one of the most representative sites of this fantastic metropolis.
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Baseball5 World Cup: 12 teams, one dream

Baseball5 World Cup: 12 teams, one dream
02/11/2022
The first Baseball5 World Cup is five days away and here's your chance to learn a little more about the participating teams.
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WBSC Baseball5 World Cup: High5 Award to be presented to Social MVP

WBSC Baseball5 World Cup: High5 Award to be presented to Social MVP
28/10/2022
The High5 Award will be presented to a Baseball5 fan, national federation or player who has promoted the Baseball5 World Cup and the sport of Baseball5 through powerful storytelling.
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Ten days to go: 10 things to know about the Baseball5 World Cup

Ten days to go: 10 things to know about the Baseball5 World Cup
28/10/2022
The maiden edition of the Baseball5 World Cup starts on 7 November in Mexico City, with 12 participating teams.
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Mexico City, home of the Baseball5 World Cup maiden edition

Mexico City, home of the Baseball5 World Cup maiden edition
23/10/2022
Baseball5, the World Baseball Softball Confederation's new and urban discipline, will debut in a World Cup in one of the most famous capitals in the world.
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Media accreditation now open for WBSC Baseball5 World Cup 2022 in Mexico City

Media accreditation now open for WBSC Baseball5 World Cup 2022 in Mexico City

Baseball5 continues growth in South Africa with demonstrations, clinics across the country

Baseball5 continues growth in South Africa with demonstrations, clinics across the country
18/10/2022
South Africa is one of three African nations qualified for the maiden Baseball5 World Cup, set to take place in Mexico City from 7-13 November.
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Baseball5 World Cup 2022: Mexico v Lithuania to open historic edition at famous Zócalo as groups & schedule confirmed

Baseball5 World Cup 2022: Mexico v Lithuania to open historic edition at famous Zócalo as groups & schedule confirmed
14/10/2022
The 50-game tournament, slated for November 7 to 13 and will be celebrated at the historic Zocalo of Mexico City.
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Venezuela prepares for Baseball5 World Cup with first national championship

Venezuela prepares for Baseball5 World Cup with first national championship
10/10/2022
The tournament is seen as ideal preparation for Venezuela’s participation in the inaugural Baseball5 World Cup taking place in the El Zocalo, Mexico City from 7-13 November
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Baseball5 World Cup: One month to go - New rulebook published with showpiece event in mind

Baseball5 World Cup: One month to go - New rulebook published with showpiece event in mind
07/10/2022
The previous version of the rulebook is still available in up to 12 languages and remains so via the WBSC website.
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Baseball5 confirmed for Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games

Baseball5 confirmed for Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games
05/10/2022
The pancontinental multi-sport event is scheduled for November 2023 in Thailand.
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WBSC Baseball5 World Cup: Kenya aim to claim world title as training camp gets underway

WBSC Baseball5 World Cup: Kenya aim to claim world title as training camp gets underway
03/10/2022
Kenya opened camp on 20 August in preparation for the first-ever Baseball5 World Cup, the WBSC five-on-five, urban discipline.
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International Summit on Sport: WBSC President joins world sport's leaders in signing Sport for All Declaration in Vatican City

International Summit on Sport: WBSC President joins world sport's leaders in signing Sport for All Declaration in Vatican City
30/09/2022
The WBSC has put its effort into making baseball/softball more accessible through its flagship parasport Baseball for the Blind, Baseball5 and Wheelchair Softball.
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Tunisia receives WBSC Baseball5 World Cup wild card, completes 12 team line-up

Tunisia receives WBSC Baseball5 World Cup wild card, completes 12 team line-up
13/09/2022
Tunisia will be making its first appearance in a WBSC World Cup, becoming the 79th nation/territory (the ninth from Africa) to feature in World Cup history.
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WBSC partners with LEVERADE to award the first-ever NFT digital trophies at Baseball5 World Cup and WBSC Virtual Cup

WBSC partners with LEVERADE to award the first-ever NFT digital trophies at Baseball5 World Cup and WBSC Virtual Cup
07/09/2022
The NFT prizes will be handed out in addition to the traditional winners’ medals and trophies.
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Baseball5 in Burkina Faso promoting peace, social cohesion

Baseball5 in Burkina Faso promoting peace, social cohesion
25/08/2022
Displaced children participated in a Baseball5 game between the teams of Kaya and Ouagadougou, and will join the Kaya club.
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Global development: Online Baseball5 Toolkit now available in five languages

Global development: Online Baseball5 Toolkit now available in five languages
23/08/2022
The 61-page publication targets youngsters and schools, and offers guidance on how to introduce the five-on-five version of baseball/softball.
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Asia Cup champions Chinese Taipei qualify for inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup along with 2nd Place Japan, 3rd Place Korea

Asia Cup champions Chinese Taipei qualify for inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup along with 2nd Place Japan, 3rd Place Korea
19/08/2022
The top-ranked baseball nations in Asia will participate in the inaugural five-on-five Baseball5 World Cup in Mexico City this November.
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Baseball5 Asia Cup: Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong advance to semifinals

Baseball5 Asia Cup: Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong advance to semifinals
18/08/2022
Top-seeded Chinese Taipei is the lone undefeated team in the championship. Japan is seeded second with a 4-1 record, Korea (3-2) third and Hong Kong (2-3) fourth. The semifinals and medal round are scheduled for Friday, 19 July. The top three finishers will earn a spot in the inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup.
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Baseball5 Asia Cup: Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei advance undefeated to Super Round

Baseball5 Asia Cup: Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei advance undefeated to Super Round
17/08/2022
The hosts, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore, qualified as the runner-ups. The top four will compete in the medal round, with the three medal winners qualifying for the inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup.
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Baseball5 Asia Cup, World Cup qualifier set to open in Malaysia, will be live-streamed by WBSC

Baseball5 Asia Cup, World Cup qualifier set to open in Malaysia, will be live-streamed by WBSC
16/08/2022
The Asia Cup represents the first international Baseball5 games in the region. The top three finishers will advance to the inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup later this year.
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WBSC opens Nomination procedure for Athletes Representatives elections

WBSC opens Nomination procedure for Athletes Representatives elections
15/08/2022
Each Member Federation in good standing can nominate one candidate in each of the four categories by 10 September. The elections are set to take place electronically from 1 to 9 November.
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Baseball5 Asia Cup presented in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Baseball5 Asia Cup presented in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11/08/2022
This first Baseball5 Asia Cup will qualify three teams for the WBSC Baseball5 World Cup 2022 set to be staged in Mexico from 7-13 November. During the press conference, a Baseball5 Seminar was also confirmed.
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Korea has eyes on inaugural Baseball5 Asia Cup, rolls out Mixed National Team

Korea has eyes on inaugural Baseball5 Asia Cup, rolls out Mixed National Team
10/08/2022
KBSA selected eight players, four men and four women. All have relevant baseball or softball playing experiences. The Asia Cup is scheduled from 17 to 19 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Palestine: Al-Mughraqa Shabab wins Baseball5 Cup

Palestine: Al-Mughraqa Shabab wins Baseball5 Cup
09/08/2022
A total of eight teams participated in the month-long event.
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Groups, schedule announced for WBSC Baseball5 World Cup Asian qualifier

Groups, schedule announced for WBSC Baseball5 World Cup Asian qualifier
29/07/2022
The nine-team Baseball5 Asia Cup will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 17-19 August.
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Tokyo Verdy Bambaataa win inaugural Baseball5 Japan National Team Finals, 5STARs qualify for 1st WBSC ASIA Baseball5 World Cup Qualifier

Tokyo Verdy Bambaataa win inaugural Baseball5 Japan National Team Finals, 5STARs qualify for 1st WBSC ASIA Baseball5 World Cup Qualifier
28/07/2022
Baseball5 Japan confirmed 5STARs will represent Japan in the Baseball5 Asia Cup, which is due take place from 17-19 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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WBSC launches upgraded GameTime video platform, will feature games from World Cups, leagues around the world

WBSC launches upgraded GameTime video platform, will feature games from World Cups, leagues around the world
21/07/2022
The new platform will be available starting with the upcoming WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup and will stream all WBSC events and various National Leagues.
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Global Game podcast: Latest episode focuses on Baseball5 and Africa

Global Game podcast: Latest episode focuses on Baseball5 and Africa
13/07/2022
Host Tyler Maun had a chance to interview Susan Wanjiiku Mwangi, the Kenyan Baseball5 National Team manager, and Alpherio Moris Nchimbi, the secretary-general of the Tanzania Baseball and Softball Association.
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Eight teams to participate in first-ever Baseball5 Japan National Team Finals

Eight teams to participate in first-ever Baseball5 Japan National Team Finals
12/07/2022
The winner will represent Japan in the first-ever Baseball5 Asia Cup, a qualifier to the inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup.
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Growing the Game: Teams from 5 countries play in Baseball5 event in Slovenia

Growing the Game: Teams from 5 countries play in Baseball5 event in Slovenia

IV WBSC Congress shapes organization's new leadership following elections, appointments

IV WBSC Congress shapes organization's new leadership following elections, appointments
07/07/2022
International baseball and softball officials were elected and appointed at the WBSC Congress, which took place from 3-5 July in Taiwan.
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Riccardo Fraccari re-elected president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation

Riccardo Fraccari re-elected president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation
05/07/2022
"Baseball and softball have grown into one of the biggest and best organized movements in the sports world," WBSC President Fraccari said.
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Mexico's El Zocalo to host Baseball5 World Cup 2022 from 7-13 November, Australia confirmed as sixth qualifier

Mexico's El Zocalo to host Baseball5 World Cup 2022 from 7-13 November, Australia confirmed as sixth qualifier
04/07/2022
The Inaugural Baseball5 global event event will be played from 7-13 November at El Zocalo in Mexico City. The announcement was made during the WBSC Congress in Taipei, Taiwan.
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IOC, ASOIF Presidents: WBSC delivered great baseball/softball events at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

IOC, ASOIF Presidents: WBSC delivered great baseball/softball events at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
04/07/2022
Thomas Bach and Francesco Ricci Bitti also commended the WBSC and President Riccardo Fraccari for recent advancements in international baseball and softball, including the successful launch of new disciplines, Baseball5 and eSports. Also Taipei City Mayor Wen-je Ke and CTBA president Jeffrey Koo addressed the WBSC Congress.
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Baseball5 showcase at Arnold Sport Festival in South Africa enjoys big success

Baseball5 showcase at Arnold Sport Festival in South Africa enjoys big success
16/06/2022
Members of the South African National Team, the current/first-ever African Baseball5 champions, introduced 70 kids to the five-on-five version of baseball/softball.
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WBSC Executive Board finalises Congress preparations, approves rule changes to Baseball World Cups and launch of Slow Pitch Softball World Cup

WBSC Executive Board finalises Congress preparations, approves rule changes to Baseball World Cups and launch of Slow Pitch Softball World Cup
10/06/2022
The WBSC Executive Board awarded hosting rights, wild cards and approved rule changes with regards to various WBSC World Cups.
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WBSC, ITA partner for new series of anti-doping webinars

WBSC, ITA partner for new series of anti-doping webinars
09/06/2022
The webinars are part of the 'Play Ball, Play Fair' anti-doping campaign implemented by the WBSC Integrity Unit.
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Bulgaria to host the inaugural U-17 Baseball5 European Championship

Bulgaria to host the inaugural U-17 Baseball5 European Championship
07/06/2022
The tournament, scheduled from 16 to 19 November in Sofia, will serve as a qualifier for the first-ever WBSC Youth Baseball5 World Cup.
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Artemisa wins first-ever Cuban U-18 Baseball5 National Championship

Artemisa wins first-ever Cuban U-18 Baseball5 National Championship
07/06/2022
The winners and the runners up of the three regional championships joined Guantanamo in the seven-team National Championship.
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WBSC Africa holds Extraordinary Congress, approves new statutes

WBSC Africa holds Extraordinary Congress, approves new statutes
03/06/2022
The WBSC Africa Extraordinary Congress approved the organisation’s new statutes as well as the timeline towards the WBSC Africa Elective Congress, which will be held on 4 July, a day before the IV WBSC Congress in Taipei City, TPE.
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Full list of candidates published for upcoming WBSC Congress elections

Full list of candidates published for upcoming WBSC Congress elections
03/06/2022
Member Federations will vote in July to define the WBSC Executive, Baseball Division and Softball Division Boards.
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Growing the Game: Baseball5 National Championship staged in Moldova

Growing the Game: Baseball5 National Championship staged in Moldova
02/06/2022
The five-on-five game only requires a ball to play and can be staged in various existing setting, eliminating the need for specialty equipment and construction projects, which in the past have been challenges to growing the game in key targets like Africa and Europe.
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Ayako Rokkaku: Women's Baseball World Cup MVP dreams of Baseball5 glory

Ayako Rokkaku: Women's Baseball World Cup MVP dreams of Baseball5 glory
01/06/2022
The former WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup MVP is a strong advocate for Women's Baseball and Baseball5. She wants to contribute to developing the five-on-five version of baseball/softball as an instructor and a player.
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Video: WBSC reinforces commitment to protecting clean athletes and the integrity of the game

Video: WBSC reinforces commitment to protecting clean athletes and the integrity of the game
31/05/2022
The video features the contribution of the Athletes Commission and is part of the #PlayBallPlayFair campaign.
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Excitement grows, nations around the world target inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup

Excitement grows, nations around the world target inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup
30/05/2022
Global baseball-softball activity is on the rise as more nations roll out Baseball5 programmes. The five-on-five game only requires a ball to play, eliminating the need for expensive equipment and specific venues, which in the past have been challenges to growing the game in important regions like Africa and Europe.
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Fed Focus: Baseball5 marks a new era in development for the Softball Association of Malaysia

Fed Focus: Baseball5 marks a new era in development for the Softball Association of Malaysia
30/05/2022
The 46th Malaysia Men's and Women's National Softball Championships will be held from 3-6 June, but the lack of regular baseball/softball fields is still challenging the game's development. The five-on-five version may help change the situation.
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WBSC to have three IOC certified Safeguarding Officers

WBSC to have three IOC certified Safeguarding Officers
27/05/2022
Athletes Commission members Randolph Oduber and Erika Polidori and Commission liaison Amy Park completed the IOC course and will graduate later this year.
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South Africa defeats Kenya to win historical first-ever Baseball5 African Championship, both qualify for WBSC Baseball5 World Cup

South Africa defeats Kenya to win historical first-ever Baseball5 African Championship, both qualify for WBSC Baseball5 World Cup
26/05/2022
"This tournament was a great success," said Angelo Vicini, WBSC Treasurer and Chair of the WBSC Development Commission. "It's historical to see an African Qualifier to a WBSC World Cup...we believe the Baseball5 African Championship will represent a milestone in development."
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Baseball5 African Championship: Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Tunisia qualify for semifinals

Baseball5 African Championship: Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Tunisia qualify for semifinals
25/05/2022
The winners of the semifinals will advance to the first-ever WBSC Baseball5 World Cup. Semifinals and medal games are scheduled for Thursday, 26 May.
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South Africa and Kenya lead undefeated after Day 2 of the Baseball5 African Championship

South Africa and Kenya lead undefeated after Day 2 of the Baseball5 African Championship
24/05/2022
On Wednesday, 25 May, four more games are scheduled to complete pool play. The top four finishers of each group will advance to the elimination phase. WBSC President Fraccari: "This tournament demonstrates the power of our new discipline and its youth appeal."
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Japan readies for formation of its first-ever Baseball5 National Team, Asia Cup

Japan readies for formation of its first-ever Baseball5 National Team, Asia Cup
24/05/2022
Baseball5 Japan, an organization formed by the baseball and the softball governing bodies, will select eight teams through a digital challenge. The winner of an eight-team tournament will represent Japan at the inaugural Baseball5 Asian Cup, a qualifier to the WBSC Baseball5 World Cup.
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Baseball5 African Championship - Day One: Hosts Tanzania lead the way with three wins from three as the country's baseball and softball leaders target Youth Olympic Games 2026

Baseball5 African Championship - Day One: Hosts Tanzania lead the way with three wins from three as the country's baseball and softball leaders target Youth Olympic Games 2026
23/05/2022
"It's a big event, the first of this magnitude in Africa and, of course, the first in Tanzania," baseball and softball leaders in the country say.
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Historic: First ever Baseball5 African Championship to open on Monday 23 May

Historic: First ever Baseball5 African Championship to open on Monday 23 May
22/05/2022
Egypt @ Tanzania will open round robin play at 9.30 am. The top two teams will qualify to the WBSC Baseball5 World Cup later this year. Eleven officers of eight participating National Teams attended a two-day WBSC Workshop before the start of the tournament.
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Baseball5 African Championship: Zimbabwe baseball, softball governing bodies team up to field Baseball5 National Team

Baseball5 African Championship: Zimbabwe baseball, softball governing bodies team up to field Baseball5 National Team
20/05/2022
Zimbabwe baseball and softball leaders are working together to grow the game in the country.
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Baseball5 to be played Aruba's School Games

Baseball5 to be played Aruba's School Games
18/05/2022
The 'Weganan Escolar' is scheduled from 17 to 26 June. WBSC President Fraccari congratulated the Aruban government.
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WBSC Asia Baseball5 World Cup Qualifier to take place in Malaysia

WBSC Asia Baseball5 World Cup Qualifier to take place in Malaysia
18/05/2022
The inaugural Baseball5 Asia Cup will qualify the top three finishers.
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Schedule unveiled for first-ever Baseball5 African Championship

Schedule unveiled for first-ever Baseball5 African Championship
16/05/2022
The tournament opens on 23 May in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The continental championship will send the top two finishers to the inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup.
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WBSC publishes Baseball5 Rulebook in seventh language, Arabic

WBSC publishes Baseball5 Rulebook in seventh language, Arabic
16/05/2022
The launch of the urban, five-on-five discipline has provided a boost to baseball and softball development, particularly in Africa and Europe.
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Record 10 nations to feature in first-ever African Baseball5 Championship as groups revealed

Record 10 nations to feature in first-ever African Baseball5 Championship as groups revealed
12/05/2022
The unprecedented tournament in Africa opens on 23 May and will send the top two finishers to the inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup.
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Tanzania to host first-ever African Baseball5 Championship, qualifier for inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup

Tanzania to host first-ever African Baseball5 Championship, qualifier for inaugural WBSC Baseball5 World Cup
06/05/2022
Ten teams will participate in the tournament, scheduled from 23 to 26 May in Dar Es Salaam. Two will advance to the Baseball5 World Cup, which is due to take place later this year.
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WBSC donates equipment to support baseball, softball development in Zambia

WBSC donates equipment to support baseball, softball development in Zambia
04/05/2022
Equipment, including Baseball5 balls, will go to 15 different receivers, starting with the Lusaka OYDC Zambia sports development centre.
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Baseball5 helping to grow the game in Malaysia

Baseball5 helping to grow the game in Malaysia
29/04/2022
Baseball5 is being used by governing body Softball Association of Malaysia to spread the game.
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Kenya baseball and softball federations team up to develop Baseball5 National Teams

Kenya baseball and softball federations team up to develop Baseball5 National Teams
27/04/2022
The cooperation sees Softball Kenya overseeing the adult Baseball5 National Team, while the Baseball Kenya is responsible for the Youth National Teams. The two baseball and softball leaders explained the reasoning behind this strategy.
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Baseball5 in Africa: Zambia Olympic Committee supports Baseball5 with an eye to the Dakar 2026 Youth Olympic Games

Baseball5 in Africa: Zambia Olympic Committee supports Baseball5 with an eye to the Dakar 2026 Youth Olympic Games
25/04/2022
ZBSA Vice President Andrew Zulu said Baseball 5 has the potential to become one of the most celebrated and played sports in the country.
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Baseball, softball season opens in West Africa's Ivory Coast

Baseball, softball season opens in West Africa's Ivory Coast
22/04/2022
The country's national baseball and softball federation introduced the sport to 100 new players on the occasion of Opening Day.
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Baseball5 in Africa: Cape Verde Olympic Committee latest to come on board

Baseball5 in Africa: Cape Verde Olympic Committee latest to come on board
19/04/2022
Five-on-five Baseball5 will be played at the 2026 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Dakar, Senegal.
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WBSC runs key Baseball5 / Mini Baseball workshop for OlympAfrica directors in Africa

WBSC runs key Baseball5 / Mini Baseball workshop for OlympAfrica directors in Africa
08/04/2022
The workshop is one of the first initiatives under the MOU between the World Baseball Softball Confederation, Olympafrica Foundation and Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa to promote baseball and softball in Africa. Baseball5 will feature at the 2026 Youth Olympic Games in Dakar, Senegal.
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Venezuela launches Baseball5 courses

Venezuela launches Baseball5 courses
01/04/2022
The programme opened in Barquisimeto, Lara, with 82 participants. It will later reach all the other states.
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Yearbook 2021: President Fraccari "incredibly proud" of WBSC's achievements

Yearbook 2021: President Fraccari "incredibly proud" of WBSC's achievements
23/03/2022
The 150-page digital book is now available through the WBSC website.
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Softball Association of Malaysia to take grassroots Baseball5 programme into schools

Softball Association of Malaysia to take grassroots Baseball5 programme into schools
15/03/2022
"We are in the process of starting Baseball5 at the grassroots level, introducing primary school students to the game," said SAM Secretary-General Willeam Mah Choon How. "We want to make Baseball5 accessible to all."
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Erasmus+Sport: WBSC endorses European Union development programme to further grow the sport

Erasmus+Sport: WBSC endorses European Union development programme to further grow the sport
11/03/2022
The EU Erasmus+Sports programme is an opportunity for funding National Federations and strengthening their policies.
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BK Vilnius wins Lithuanian Baseball5 Winter Championship

BK Vilnius wins Lithuanian Baseball5 Winter Championship
07/03/2022
Lithuania hosted the first-ever Baseball5 European Championship in February 2020 and became the first country to qualify for the Baseball5 World Cup.
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Kenya Baseball and Softball Federations team up to field Baseball5 national squads

Kenya Baseball and Softball Federations team up to field Baseball5 national squads
04/03/2022
Officers from both governing bodies will serve on a committee to select National Teams and participate in continental and world events.
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Women's Baseball League headlines packed Venezuela national baseball season

Women's Baseball League headlines packed Venezuela national baseball season
28/02/2022
The second Women's Baseball League will be the first of four National Championships. National tournaments in six different age brackets and six Baseball5 events will also feature in 2022.
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Federation Focus: Bhutan wants baseball and softball to thrive on top of the world

Federation Focus: Bhutan wants baseball and softball to thrive on top of the world
25/02/2022
Bhutan federation co-founders Karma Dorji, the current president, and Matthew DeSantis, guide the WBSC inside the baseball, softball and Baseball5 programme of one of its newest members.
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Africa: Benin crowns five-on-five Baseball5 national champions

Africa: Benin crowns five-on-five Baseball5 national champions
23/02/2022
Galaxie Baseball Club won the adult category, while Privileges Baseball Club won amongst the juniors.
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Odesa Mariners, PowerKrop win first-ever Ukraine National Baseball5 Championship

Odesa Mariners, PowerKrop win first-ever Ukraine National Baseball5 Championship
21/02/2022
Kropyvnytskyi, 300 kilometres southeast of Kyiv, hosted the tournament on 19 and 20 February. A total of 150 athletes participated.
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Palestine, Saudi Arabia federations working together to grow baseball, softball

Palestine, Saudi Arabia federations working together to grow baseball, softball
18/02/2022
The two federations signed a memorandum of understanding earlier this year.
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Uganda opens tryouts for Baseball5 National Team

Uganda opens tryouts for Baseball5 National Team
16/02/2022
Forty players participated in the first event. More tryouts are to be scheduled every other week.
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South Africa showcases Baseball5 in Benoni, Gauteng

South Africa showcases Baseball5 in Benoni, Gauteng
25/01/2022
"You can play it anywhere," commented Americo Juma, the South African Baseball Union Baseball5 commissioner. "It supports social cohesion and promotes women in sports."
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French Baseball5 Open to open 22 January in Montpellier

French Baseball5 Open to open 22 January in Montpellier
20/01/2022
Twelve teams will compete in the 16 and over age bracket, while six will participate in the U-15 event.
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Nine events highlight 2022 international Baseball, Softball, Baseball5 calendars

Nine events highlight 2022 international Baseball, Softball, Baseball5 calendars
18/01/2022
The WBSC Executive Board approved the 2022 international events calendar for Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 during its first online meeting of the year on 11 January.
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Baseball5, softball national champions crowned in India

Baseball5, softball national champions crowned in India
14/01/2022
The Softball Association of India organised its second selection trial for the Women’s National Softball Team for the 2022 Asian Games in Manav Rachna University, Faridabad from December 19-21, 2021.
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Baseball5 reaches 2,600 students in Turkey, helping to grow the game in key region

Baseball5 reaches 2,600 students in Turkey, helping to grow the game in key region
13/01/2022
The country's national governing body introduced the five-on-five discipline in May 2019.
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Tunisian Baseball5 National Team complete final 2021 training camp

Tunisian Baseball5 National Team complete final 2021 training camp
10/01/2022
A total of 18 players, 8 girls and 10 boys, took the field in the Governorate of Nabeul.
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Thierry Raphet is the new president of the French Baseball and Softball Federation

Thierry Raphet is the new president of the French Baseball and Softball Federation
10/01/2022
He had served as the Secretary-General since 2014 and succeeds interim president Fabien Carrette-Legrand.
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2021 in Review - Top Stories of the Year

2021 in Review - Top Stories of the Year
31/12/2021
Never miss a moment! The top stories in 2021, a year in which baseball and softball returned to the Olympic Games and the international events calendar restarted following the impact of Covid-19 around the world.
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Global Game Podcast: Baseball5 is ‘the most beautiful thing that ever happened to me’ - Cuba star Briandy Molina

Global Game Podcast: Baseball5 is ‘the most beautiful thing that ever happened to me’ - Cuba star Briandy Molina
29/12/2021
Molina was the guest of the December edition of The Global Game, where he spoke passionately about Baseball5 and its origins, its main characteristics and the exceptional growth of the discipline in a very short period of time.
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France launches plan to provide portable Baseball5 fields to regional leagues

France launches plan to provide portable Baseball5 fields to regional leagues
27/12/2021
"It's an additional tool in the development strategy of this new urban discipline," said National Federation President Fabien Carrette-Legrand.
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Korea holds first Baseball5 tournament

Korea holds first Baseball5 tournament
24/12/2021
Six U-12 teams competed in a tournament organized by the National Baseball Softball Federation and the National Olympic Committee.
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Japan baseball, softball federations launch historic new joint body for Baseball5, youth promotion

Japan baseball, softball federations launch historic new joint body for Baseball5, youth promotion
16/12/2021
Baseball5 Japan will be in charge of the five-on-five version of baseball/softball in the country.
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Al-Ahly wins Youth Baseball5 Jerusalem Cup in Palestine

Al-Ahly wins Youth Baseball5 Jerusalem Cup in Palestine
14/12/2021
The month-long, eleven-team tournament opened on 7 November.
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Prisoners playing Baseball5 in Rome, Italy as part of 'Return to Home Plate' program

Prisoners playing Baseball5 in Rome, Italy as part of 'Return to Home Plate' program
09/12/2021
The project, run by the Italian Baseball Softball Federation, will run four months and involve 25 prisoners.
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2021 in Review: A year to remember for Baseball5

2021 in Review: A year to remember for Baseball5
09/12/2021
The WBSC showcased the five-on-five discipline at the Tokyo 2020 Fan Park sports experience. WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari presented Baseball5 to 54 members of the ANOCA. The first World Cup will highlight the 2022 international schedule.
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Africa: Senegal launches '50,000 Baseball5 Members' campaign to grow the sport ahead of hosting 2026 Youth Olympic Games

Africa: Senegal launches '50,000 Baseball5 Members' campaign to grow the sport ahead of hosting 2026 Youth Olympic Games
02/12/2021
The first event was on 27 November in the town of Yoff. The goal is to make the most of the Senegalese people familiar with the five-on-five version of baseball/softball within the Youth Olympic Games 2026.
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Palestine, Tunisia showcase Baseball5 at UTS World Virtual Youth Festival

Palestine, Tunisia showcase Baseball5 at UTS World Virtual Youth Festival
01/12/2021
Over 100 organisations joined forces, united by the mission to promote inclusion, non-discrimination, equality and show the world's youth standing together for a better tomorrow.
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WBSC Europe Congress: WBSC briefs Europe on Baseball5, eSport and key integrity policies

WBSC Europe Congress: WBSC briefs Europe on Baseball5, eSport and key integrity policies
20/11/2021
Baseball5 -- WBSC’s new youth-focused, mixed-gender, urban discipline -- and eSport is fully in line with the Agenda 2020+5 of the IOC and the latest principles of the Olympic Movement.
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Cuba set to celebrate four-year anniversary of Baseball5

Cuba set to celebrate four-year anniversary of Baseball5
19/11/2021
The WBSC launched the new discipline's logo in Havana on 23 November 2017.
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Global Game: Al Mouj Sports wins Baseball5 Tunisia Cup

Global Game: Al Mouj Sports wins Baseball5 Tunisia Cup
18/11/2021
The Tunisian Baseball and Softball Federation hosted the final day of the event in the governorate of Ariana.
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Baseball5 French Open to be played in January

Baseball5 French Open to be played in January
18/11/2021
The second edition of the French Baseball5 tournament will be played in two categories: U-15 and 16+.
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Palestine awards U-17, U-15 Baseball5 titles

Palestine awards U-17, U-15 Baseball5 titles
15/11/2021
It's the third U-15 title for Beach Services amongst boys, the first win for Al-Ahly amongst girls. Beit Hanoun Al-Ahly wins amongst girls over 17 years of age.
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Europe: Baseball5 takes the game to Northern Germany

Europe: Baseball5 takes the game to Northern Germany
03/11/2021
WBSC regional instructor Benjamin Kleiner introduced the game in the state of Hamburg-Schleswig-Holstein.
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Baseball5 pushing growth in Argentina with “Salta Plays B5” activity

Baseball5 pushing growth in Argentina with “Salta Plays B5” activity
20/10/2021
The initiative included a series of clinics in schools from four cities in Salta, a Northern province in Argentina, and a Baseball5 tournament. More than 1,000 girls and boys participated in the activity.
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Greece: Baseball5 lands in schools

Greece: Baseball5 lands in schools
15/10/2021
Almost 500 boys and girls from the Zois Education school are being introduced to the new street/urban game.
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Italy officially recognizes Baseball5 as new discipline

Italy officially recognizes Baseball5 as new discipline
14/10/2021
The Board of Directors sanctioned the street version of baseball/softball as "official" during a meeting on 18 September.
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WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari receives Italian Olympic Committee Golden Collar

WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari receives Italian Olympic Committee Golden Collar
12/10/2021
It's the highest sports honour awarded in the country and acknowledges Fraccari's "extraordinary accomplishments" as president of the IBAF and WBSC.
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Global Development: WBSC presents Baseball5 to African Olympic Committees

Global Development: WBSC presents Baseball5 to African Olympic Committees
30/09/2021
Baseball5 has been a boost to baseball and softball's development and expansion efforts, particularly in Africa and Europe.
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WBSC to present Baseball5 to African Olympic Committees with aim at boosting the game across continent

WBSC to present Baseball5 to African Olympic Committees with aim at boosting the game across continent
27/09/2021
Requiring only a ball to play, Baseball5 will make its Youth Olympic Games debut at Dakar 2026 in Senegal, Africa.
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WBSC Integrity Unit releases new videos for #SafeCall safeguarding campaign

WBSC Integrity Unit releases new videos for #SafeCall safeguarding campaign
27/09/2021
The two new videos are being featured on a daily basis on the scoreboards at the current WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup in Mexico.
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Baseball5 showcase at Tokyo 2020 FAN PARK a great success

Baseball5 showcase at Tokyo 2020 FAN PARK a great success
07/09/2021
In all, 3,617 people visited the future Youth Olympic Games discipline, with 1,936 reporting they enjoyed playing the five-on-five game with instructors and university volunteers.
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WBSC and Mondo to work together for Baseball5 development

WBSC and Mondo to work together for Baseball5 development
24/08/2021
The new agreement between the WBSC and Mondo will see the delivery and installation of a state-of-the-art field of play for the WBSC Baseball5 showcase during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which is taking place at the AOMI FAN PARK from Tuesday 24 August to Sunday 5 September 2021.
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Baseball5 to be showcased at Tokyo 2020 FAN PARK during Paralympics

Baseball5 to be showcased at Tokyo 2020 FAN PARK during Paralympics
20/08/2021
The WBSC five-on-five demonstration will be open to Tokyo residents from 24 August to 5 September.
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WBSC completes its largest-ever global distribution of baseball, softball equipment following successful Tokyo 2020 Olympic showing

WBSC completes its largest-ever global distribution of baseball, softball equipment following successful Tokyo 2020 Olympic showing
17/08/2021
The WBSC is looking to boost global development and capture the wave of momentum from baseball and softball's successful showing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Federation Focus: Tanzania targets schools to boost baseball, softball development in East Africa

Federation Focus: Tanzania targets schools to boost baseball, softball development in East Africa
16/08/2021
Currently there are approximately 2,000 baseball and softball players in Tanzania. The national governing body is aiming to reach 10,000 players in the next years.
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KBO legend Jun-hyuk Yang stars in Baseball5 promotional video

KBO legend Jun-hyuk Yang stars in Baseball5 promotional video
16/07/2021
The video tells how the former KBO All-Star learned how to play the five-on-five game from softball players.
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Palestine celebrates winners of Women Baseball5 Jerusalem Cups

Palestine celebrates winners of Women Baseball5 Jerusalem Cups
16/07/2021
Baseball5, the five-on-five discipline that only requires a ball to play, is helping take the game to new places.
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Baseball, Baseball5 growing in Burkina Faso

Baseball, Baseball5 growing in Burkina Faso
13/07/2021
There's interest in the game, Burkina Faso baseball and softball leaders say.
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WBSC launches wbscafrica.org in push toward global expansion

WBSC launches wbscafrica.org in push toward global expansion
13/07/2021
The launch of the website dedicated to the African continent is part of a global push and awareness-raising for the sport.
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World Refugee Day: Global expansion of baseball-softball can and must serve refugees, says WBSC President Fraccari

World Refugee Day: Global expansion of baseball-softball can and must serve refugees, says WBSC President Fraccari
18/06/2021
To mark World Refugee Day on 20 June 2021, World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari reaffirms the WBSC’s commitment and responsibility to leverage baseball and softball to help shape a better global society, including the call for the inclusion and support of refugees in sport.
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Baseball5 to be showcased at Korea national sports festival

Baseball5 to be showcased at Korea national sports festival
09/06/2021
The Baseball5 showcase will involve 34 U-12 mixed (boys and girls) teams.
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WBSC Integrity Unit: International Testing Agency to offer webinar on the Legal Side of Anti-Doping

WBSC Integrity Unit: International Testing Agency to offer webinar on the Legal Side of Anti-Doping

Growing the game in Netherlands: Baseball5 seminar targets high schools

Growing the game in Netherlands: Baseball5 seminar targets high schools
21/05/2021
The Netherlands has been implementing various youth and urban initiatives to grow baseball and softball in the country, and push their leading position in Europe.
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Caribbean Baseball Cup will open 26 June

Caribbean Baseball Cup will open 26 June
14/05/2021
The tournament, originally scheduled for April, had already been postponed to May. Chile, Haiti and Puerto Rico decided to withdraw.
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New Baseball5 webinar available to the public via the WBSC Academy

New Baseball5 webinar available to the public via the WBSC Academy
10/05/2021
The lessons on the basics of the five-on-five version of baseball/softball can be accessed through the WBSC website and WBSC Baseball5 Instagram page.
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Zambia's Lusaka League takes Baseball5 to new communities

Zambia's Lusaka League takes Baseball5 to new communities
06/05/2021
A game played at the Kuanda Square Community Ground gave a chance to try the five-on-five discipline to the local youth.
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WBSC publishes 2019-2020 Yearbook

WBSC publishes 2019-2020 Yearbook
30/04/2021
The 126-page digital booklet is available for download.
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Baseball5 course in Dominican Republic proves a success

Baseball5 course in Dominican Republic proves a success
30/04/2021
The Dominican Baseball Federation's long-term goal is to open several Baseball5 schools across the country, fortifying what is already one of the top baseball countries the world.
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Global Game: Palestine Baseball5 course aims to grow the game

Global Game: Palestine Baseball5 course aims to grow the game
27/04/2021
The national federation believes that the five-on-five version of baseball/softball can become its most important development tool for the sport to become more practiced.
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Federation Focus: Baseball and softball strike deal to boost development in Costa Rica

Federation Focus: Baseball and softball strike deal to boost development in Costa Rica
26/04/2021
The two governing bodies have different histories and will maintain their development programmes. As the two presidents Adrian Alfaro and Robestro Castro say, they have a relationship like brother and sister.
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Dominican Republic federation to stage Baseball5 introductory course on 23 April

Dominican Republic federation to stage Baseball5 introductory course on 23 April
22/04/2021
WBSC certified instructor Jefferson Quintero will run the workshop.
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Africa: Youth baseball tournament staged in Burkina Faso with seminar on urban baseball5

Africa: Youth baseball tournament staged in Burkina Faso with seminar on urban baseball5
19/04/2021
Federation president Ibrahima Sibore attended the final of the U-15 Special League and held a baseball5 introductory course in Bobo-Dioulasso, the second biggest city in the country.
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April anti-doping webinar to focus on athlete nutrition

April anti-doping webinar to focus on athlete nutrition
14/04/2021
It's the fourth in the series by the International Testing Agency. All Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 athletes, staff and entourages are welcomed to join.
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Africa: Zambia launches Baseball5 urban league in capital Lusaka

Africa: Zambia launches Baseball5 urban league in capital Lusaka
12/04/2021
The six-team league opened on 10 April and will run through 31 July. Games will be played on different surfaces.
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Video: March edition of WBSC's Home Run News now online

Video: March edition of WBSC's Home Run News now online
01/04/2021
The WBSC monthly video includes the top Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 developments of the past month.
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Didier Seminet re-elected president of the French Baseball Softball Federation

Didier Seminet re-elected president of the French Baseball Softball Federation
30/03/2021
"I'm looking forward to 2024 and an exciting cycle leading up to the 100th anniversary of our federation," he commented.
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New bidding guidelines revealed for WBSC Baseball, Softball, Baseball5 World Cups

New bidding guidelines revealed for WBSC Baseball, Softball, Baseball5 World Cups
23/03/2021
“Our guidelines have been restructured in order to increase the level of support and transparency which organisations receive when bidding for a World Cup,” said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari.
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Baseball5 season opens in Egypt

Baseball5 season opens in Egypt
22/03/2021
The U-23 National Team will practice until 28 March. From 26 to 28 March, the country's national federation will conduct a course for 20 umpires and coaches.
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Tunisia U-23 Baseball5 National Team opens training camp

Tunisia U-23 Baseball5 National Team opens training camp
18/03/2021
A national championship will follow on 28 March. The Inter Youth Center Championship is set to begin in late May.
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Russian government officially recognises Baseball5

Russian government officially recognises Baseball5
11/03/2021
The five-on-five version of baseball/softball was introduced to the country in the spring of 2019, thanks to a joint effort by the country's baseball and softball bodies.
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Netherland's first portable field helps Baseball5 grow with help from former Olympian Danny Rombley

Netherland's first portable field helps Baseball5 grow with help from former Olympian Danny Rombley
10/03/2021
"I feel in love with the sport," said the former Montreal Expos minor leaguer. The field was budgeted by the Amsterdam Southeast District.
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Ben Arous wins Tunisian Baseball5 Cup

Ben Arous wins Tunisian Baseball5 Cup
08/03/2021
The Final Four had been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Since its introduction, Baseball5 changed the perspective of baseball/softball development in the country
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New Youth Women's Baseball5 Championship launched in Palestine

New Youth Women's Baseball5 Championship launched in Palestine
04/03/2021
The new five-on-five U-16 youth baseball5 tournament is reflective of the popularity of Baseball5 in Palestine.
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Netherlands Federation: Baseball5 a "huge opportunity for the Dutch baseball and softball community"

Netherlands Federation: Baseball5 a "huge opportunity for the Dutch baseball and softball community"
01/03/2021
Corinne Van de Griendt of the Recreational Sports Department at the Dutch Baseball Softball Federation runs through the introduction of the five-on-five discipline in the country.
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Federation Focus: Chile targets Pan American Games 2023 to boost baseball, softball popularity

Federation Focus: Chile targets Pan American Games 2023 to boost baseball, softball popularity
27/02/2021
Chile's national federation (FECHIBEIS) was established in 1954. Nine different regional associations are developing activity across the nation. The Pan Am Games 2023 will be a key opportunity to boost baseball's and softball's popularity in the country.
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WBSC announces Baseball5 World Cup Calendar 2021-2029

WBSC announces Baseball5 World Cup Calendar 2021-2029
26/02/2021
The Baseball5 World Cup calendar includes the Baseball5 World Cup on even years and the Youth Baseball5 World Cup (14-18 age bracket) on odd years.
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Baseball/softball players can attend free anti-doping webinar on Feb 25 as part of WBSC cooperation with International Testing Agency

Baseball/softball players can attend free anti-doping webinar on Feb 25 as part of WBSC cooperation with International Testing Agency
22/02/2021
The initiative that allows baseball/softball athletes access to this service is made possible by an agreement between the WBSC and the International Testing Agency.
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