Iran Olympic Committee backs development of Baseball, Softball, Baseball5

Iran Olympic Committee backs development of Baseball, Softball, Baseball5
14/01/2021
Houman Mansourian, the president of the Iran Baseball and Softball Association, met the president of the National Olympic Committee, Reza Salehi Amiri.
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Africa: Baseball5 course looks to spread game across schools in Tunisia

Africa: Baseball5 course looks to spread game across schools in Tunisia
13/01/2021
The course is part of the national plan that aims at introducing the new urban version of baseball/softball in schools.
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2020 in Review: Baseball-softball global activity remains strong in challenging times

2020 in Review: Baseball-softball global activity remains strong in challenging times
31/12/2020
In the final part of it's 2020 in Review series, the WBSC looks at the state of play of the international Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 events calendar, with the potential of an action-packed 2021 ahead.


COVID-19: WBSC Updates in 2020

COVID-19: WBSC Updates in 2020
30/12/2020
The timeline includes a break down, month-by-month, of the major WBSC news stories throughout 2020 pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Japan donates equipment to Egypt to support global baseball/softball development, friendly ties

Japan donates equipment to Egypt to support global baseball/softball development, friendly ties
22/12/2020
The Egyptian Baseball and Softball Federation hosted JICA and the personnel of the Japanese Embassy at the Greater Cairo Regional Baseball5 finals.
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2020 in Review: 'Federation Focus' series highlights baseball/softball activity around the world

2020 in Review: 'Federation Focus' series highlights baseball/softball activity around the world
22/12/2020
The WBSC's new series inaugurated at the start of the year covered 11 different stories of very diverse National Federations Members.
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End-of-the-year message from WBSC President to the global Baseball Softball community

End-of-the-year message from WBSC President to the global Baseball Softball community
18/12/2020
World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Faccari addresses baseball and softball leaders, players, media and fans around the world in the following end-of-year address:
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2020 in Review: Baseball5 takes the sport to communities never reached before

2020 in Review: Baseball5 takes the sport to communities never reached before
15/12/2020
The year began with the inclusion of the new five-on-five discipline on the programme of the Youth Olympics.
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Africa: Youth initiation event held in Zambia to promote baseball, softball, Baseball5

Africa: Youth initiation event held in Zambia to promote baseball, softball, Baseball5
14/12/2020
The Zambia Baseball Softball Association (ZABSA) hosted their “Triple Sport Launch" at the Olympic Youth Development Center in Lusaka. 
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Saber Jlajla unanimously confirmed as president of Tunisian Baseball and Softball Federation

Saber Jlajla unanimously confirmed as president of Tunisian Baseball and Softball Federation
14/12/2020
The General Assembly decided to have equal gender representation on the Executive Board.
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WBSC approves E-Sports as new discipline and virtual version of Baseball/Softball, setting stage for future official World Cup video games

WBSC approves E-Sports as new discipline and virtual version of Baseball/Softball, setting stage for future official World Cup video games
10/12/2020
“The WBSC looks forward to more progressive innovation in the dynamic and youth-focused space of E-Sports and E-Games, which will potentially expand the reach of our sport to millions of gamers and fans,” says WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari.
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WBSC welcomes Cape Verde Baseball Softball Federation, Italian Association of Baseball for the Blind as newest Members

WBSC welcomes Cape Verde Baseball Softball Federation, Italian Association of Baseball for the Blind as newest Members
10/12/2020
The Cape Verde Baseball Softball Federation becomes the 198th National Federation Member, and the 28th in Africa. The Italian Association Baseball for the Blind is the 13th Associate Member.
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First-ever Baseball5 World Cup set for 2022 as WBSC announces five-on-five international calendar

First-ever Baseball5 World Cup set for 2022 as WBSC announces five-on-five international calendar
09/12/2020
The Baseball5 World Cup - a mixed gender competition - will be played on even years starting 2022. The Baseball5 Youth World Cup, for the ages of 14-18, will be played on odd years starting 2023. The 2025 edition will serve as a qualifier to the 2026 Youth Olympics.
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Australian media outlet: Baseball5 'can be played anywhere and anytime' as 5-on-5 game grows Down Under

Australian media outlet: Baseball5 'can be played anywhere and anytime' as 5-on-5 game grows Down Under
04/12/2020
“With no baseball gloves or bats required, it’s a simple version of the sport that can be played anywhere and anytime,” said NBN News reporter Georgia Stefe.
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2020: Global baseball-softball development doesn’t stop amid global pandemic

2020: Global baseball-softball development doesn’t stop amid global pandemic
03/12/2020
In the first of the 2020 End of Year Review series, we look back on how WBSC development has continued despite the impact of COVID-19. Baseball and softball are currently being practiced by approximately 65 million people across 140+ countries and territories around the world. The WBSC is aiming to boost those numbers this decade with aggressive development plans.
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