One year from today: Softball will open the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

One year from today: Softball will open the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
20/07/2020
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today is celebrating one year to go to the return of Olympic Softball. Softball will be the first of 339 Olympic events contested at the Tokyo 2020 Games, with the tournament scheduled to open on 21 July 2021, two days prior to the official Opening Ceremony.
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CTBC Brothers win first half, earn CPBL playoff spot

CTBC Brothers win first half, earn CPBL playoff spot
20/07/2020
After a slow start, the Brothers took the lead in mid-June. They clinched the title with a win against the Uni-President Lions in front of approximately 5,500 fans.
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Nicaragua baseball tourney down to semi-finals, 5,000 fans can attend games

Nicaragua baseball tourney down to semi-finals, 5,000 fans can attend games
20/07/2020
The games are being played at the 'Dennis Martinez' Stadium in Managua (5,000 fans per game maximum), 'Efrain Tijerino Mazariego' in Chinandega (1,570) and 'Ruro Marin' In Esteli (600)
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One year ago: New $130m home of Youth U-12 Baseball World Cup opens in Tainan, Taiwan

One year ago: New $130m home of Youth U-12 Baseball World Cup opens in Tainan, Taiwan
20/07/2020
Less than one week after the stadium inauguration, the venue hosted the fifth edition of the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup. Tainan will be the site where the next four U-12 World Champions are crowned.
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Today marks 100 years since birth of Juan Antonio Samaranch, Olympic president who added baseball, softball

Today marks 100 years since birth of Juan Antonio Samaranch, Olympic president who added baseball, softball
17/07/2020
During his tenure as IOC President both baseball and softball were admitted to the Olympic Games as medal sports.
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Dates, general schedule confirmed for Olympic baseball for next year's Tokyo 2020 Games

Dates, general schedule confirmed for Olympic baseball for next year's Tokyo 2020 Games
17/07/2020
The 2021 Olympic tournament will open at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium on Wednesday, 28 July. The gold and bronze medal games are scheduled on Saturday, 7 August, at the Yokohama Baseball Stadium.
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New Olympic softball schedule announced for Tokyo 2020 Games

New Olympic softball schedule announced for Tokyo 2020 Games
17/07/2020
Softball will have the honour of being the first event to take place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games next year after the Organising Committee unveiled today the details of the updated Olympic softball competition schedule following the unprecedented postponement of the Summer Games to 2021 as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Inaba confirmed as Samurai Japan Olympic Team manager

Inaba confirmed as Samurai Japan Olympic Team manager
17/07/2020
NPB Secretary-General Atsushi Ihara announced that the contract of the skipper has been extended following the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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Nine out of 10 Canadians passionate about baseball, survey finds

Nine out of 10 Canadians passionate about baseball, survey finds
17/07/2020
It's the result of a survey conducted by IMI International for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
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Tokyo 2020: Kim Kyung Moon named Korean Olympic Baseball Team manager

Tokyo 2020: Kim Kyung Moon named Korean Olympic Baseball Team manager
17/07/2020
He led Korea to the final of the WBSC Premier12 2019. He was the skipper of the Olympic gold medal team in Beijing 2008.
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WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup in Peru postponed to 2021

WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup in Peru postponed to 2021
16/07/2020
The first edition of the U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup (which replaced the former U-19 Women’s Softball World Championship) was set to take place from 23-30 August in Lima, Peru, but was postponed in April to a later unconfirmed date in the year due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Pakistan Federation opens Women's Baseball Academy

Pakistan Federation opens Women's Baseball Academy
16/07/2020
The new centre is named after Khawar Shah, the founder of the federation. His successor Syed Fakhar Ali Shah believes it will be a key to development in the country.
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WBSC Headquarters: New chapter in history, exciting future for global baseball, softball

WBSC Headquarters: New chapter in history, exciting future for global baseball, softball
16/07/2020
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) last week opened its new, permanent headquarters in Pully, a suburb in the Olympic capital Lausanne, Switzerland. Europe has only recently become the home of international baseball and softball.
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WBSC Headquarters: Next chapter of international softball's amazing journey starts in Switzerland

WBSC Headquarters: Next chapter of international softball's amazing journey starts in Switzerland
16/07/2020
The International Softball Federation dates back to 1950 with its headquarters always on USA soil.
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WBSC Headquarters: After decades of relocations, Switzerland is now the permanent home of international baseball

WBSC Headquarters: After decades of relocations, Switzerland is now the permanent home of international baseball
16/07/2020
The International Baseball Federation (IBAF) moved to Lausanne in January, 1994 to have a day-to-day relationship with the International Olympic Committee.
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