WBSC statement on Ukraine

WBSC statement on Ukraine

The World Baseball Softball Confederation fully supports the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board’s announcement and its condemnation of the breach by the Russian government of the Olympic Truce. The WBSC stands in solidarity with Ukraine and the entire international sports movement in its call to end the violence and restore peace.

The WBSC also supports the IOC Executive Board’s request for International Federations to relocate events away from Russia and Belarus and not to invite or allow the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials in international competitions.

While the WBSC does not have any events in Russia or Belarus and there are no teams from Russia or Belarus currently qualified for WBSC events, the WBSC will assist the WBSC’s continental body - WBSC Europe - with this measure. 

In the meantime, the WBSC will continue to monitor the situation and support the Ukrainian Baseball & Softball National Federation wherever possible as well as any other federation affected by this crisis.