WBSC Athletes Commission: Players are part of WBSC's decision-making process

WBSC Athletes Commission: Players are part of WBSC's decision-making process
03/08/2020
The Commission, co-chaired by Justin Huber and Maria Soto, met virtually. President Fraccari opened the on line meeting
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WBSC certifies 54 Baseball5 instructors in Italy

WBSC certifies 54 Baseball5 instructors in Italy
27/07/2020
The course was divided into four modules. A total of 54 individuals, selected by the Italian Baseball Softball Federation Coach and Umpire Commissions, attended the webinar.
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Argentina baseball, softball leaders join forces to develop Baseball5 across country and form National Teams

Argentina baseball, softball leaders join forces to develop Baseball5 across country and form National Teams
21/07/2020
The governing bodies of baseball and softball have agreed to work together to spread the new WBSC urban discipline in the South American nation and jointly form the Baseball5 Argentina national teams.
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Debut of Baseball5 at Youth Olympic Games postponed as next YOG shifted from 2022 to 2026

Debut of Baseball5 at Youth Olympic Games postponed as next YOG shifted from 2022 to 2026
15/07/2020
The inclusion of Baseball5 as a medal event on the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) sports programme showcases the sport’s youth appeal and is an unprecedented development opportunity to grow the game across Africa, but Baseball5’s YOG debut will have to wait until 2026.
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Zimbabwe growing the game in country & Africa with young urban Baseball5 discipline

Zimbabwe growing the game in country & Africa with young urban Baseball5 discipline
08/07/2020
A total of 40 baseball and softball coaches have been trained in the new discipline. "Easy to promote, you need only a ball and space," said Zimbabwe Baseball Association President Morris Banda.
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WBSC holds video conference with 18 nations across Africa

WBSC holds video conference with 18 nations across Africa
23/06/2020
Growing baseball, softball and strong National Teams across the African continent is one of the main priorities of world governing body WBSC.
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Honouring Olympic Day: WBSC launches training videos to stay active

Honouring Olympic Day: WBSC launches training videos to stay active
23/06/2020
A stay strong, stay active workout video series has been launched on Olympic Day on the WBSC's YouTube Channel. Part II will be published on Thursday, 25 June, while Part III will be shown on Monday, 29 June.
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Cuba Baseball5 national team preliminary roster to remain unchanged after postponement of World Cup

Cuba Baseball5 national team preliminary roster to remain unchanged after postponement of World Cup
17/06/2020
A youth national tournament will be held in February to select the Cuban youth national team to compete in international competition.
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WBSC Executive Board conducts second online meeting in three months

WBSC Executive Board conducts second online meeting in three months
11/06/2020
The meeting began with the commemoration of WBSC co-founder Don Porter. President Riccardo Fraccari addressed the need to adapt to the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board revised the 2020 calendar.
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WBSC Executive Board postpones Baseball5 World Cups to June 2021

WBSC Executive Board postpones Baseball5 World Cups to June 2021
11/06/2020
The world governing body acknowledged the difficulties of organizing the qualifying events amid the COVID-19 outbreak. France, Lithuania and hosts Mexico are the National Teams that have qualified so far for the Baseball5 World Cup while Mexico, as hosts, is the only team to have qualified for the Youth Baseball5 World Cup to date.
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WBSC shares IOC goal of gender equality on and off the field

WBSC shares IOC goal of gender equality on and off the field
02/06/2020
A total of 47.7 percent of positions across the 30 IOC commissions are now held by women. Members include WBSC Vice President Beatrice Allen and Commission Member Yumilka Ruiz.
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WBSC runs Baseball5 webinars for development in Africa

WBSC runs Baseball5 webinars for development in Africa
29/05/2020
Four online courses brought together officials and coaches from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia.
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WBSC issues guidelines for a safe return of baseball/softball activity in new COVID-19 world

WBSC issues guidelines for a safe return of baseball/softball activity in new COVID-19 world
28/05/2020
Recommendations have been set in accordance with the World Health Organization’s guidance for large sporting events, as baseball and softball bodies, leagues and other stakeholders plan their return to action.
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Federation Focus: Australian baseball is thriving from youth to pro levels

Federation Focus: Australian baseball is thriving from youth to pro levels
22/05/2020
Baseball was introduced in Australia in the 1850s by gold miners. We look at how it evolved, leading to the current Australian Baseball League and the discovery of Baseball5.
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New baseball-softball federation established in Bulgaria following merger

New baseball-softball federation established in Bulgaria following merger
21/05/2020
The two governing bodies had split in 1998. Youri Alkalay has been named the president of the newly established Bulgarian Baseball and Softball Federation.
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