Peru unveils original song to support national team at WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup

Peru unveils original song to support national team at WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup
15/01/2021
The song -- composed by Peruvian musician Natalia Faz, with musical arrangement by Diego Rivera Scheppmann -- can be heard across major music platforms.
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Italian Olympic Softball Team to open training camp on 21 January with six months to go to Tokyo Games

Italian Olympic Softball Team to open training camp on 21 January with six months to go to Tokyo Games

Mexican National Softball Team to open Olympic year with training camp in California

Mexican National Softball Team to open Olympic year with training camp in California
13/01/2021
"We are going to have a training camp with some practice games and tryouts, because it’s still a preliminary roster,” said Carmen Alanis, Mexican Softball Federation CEO.


New Zealand adds 2x world champion Patrick Shannon to coaching staff for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2022

New Zealand adds 2x world champion Patrick Shannon to coaching staff for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2022
13/01/2021
The former catcher will join Mark Sorenson’s staff as Black Sox battery coach and will take charge of the team’s pitchers and catchers through to the next World Cup.


Botswana names roster for African qualifier to WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2022

Botswana names roster for African qualifier to WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2022
12/01/2021
The Botswana Softball Association also named a preliminary squad for the U-23 National Team. Both teams will try to advance as the African representatives to their respective WBSC Softball World Cups.


Africa: Dates, location announced for WBSC Men’s, U-23 Softball World Cup qualifiers

Africa: Dates, location announced for WBSC Men’s, U-23 Softball World Cup qualifiers
12/01/2021
The WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup Africa qualifier will take place in August following the qualifier for the inaugural U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup in June.
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Lee Chong Hoon elected new president of Korea Baseball Softball Association

Lee Chong Hoon elected new president of Korea Baseball Softball Association
12/01/2021
Lee's top priorities and strategic plan cover a full range: integration with pro league KBO and boosting the game/player development at the youth level.
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Teams confirmed for European Softball Championships / World Cup Qualifiers 2021

Teams confirmed for European Softball Championships / World Cup Qualifiers 2021
08/01/2021
A total of 22 teams will play in the Women’s Softball European Championship, while 12 nations have entered the men’s continental tournament.
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Chinese Softball College officially established at Nanjing Tech University

Chinese Softball College officially established at Nanjing Tech University
08/01/2021
The Chinese Softball College will include talent cultivation, training and competition, scientific research and social service while fostering foreign exchange and cultural transmission.
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USA Softball Olympic Team reassembles in Florida for training camp

USA Softball Olympic Team reassembles in Florida for training camp
07/01/2021
The USA Women’s National Softball Team took the field again after a 10-month hiatus. The team eyes to win in Tokyo 2020 the fourth Olympic softball gold medal in the country’s history.
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WBSC President Fraccari Op-Ed: 200 days to Tokyo 2020 and baseball-softball’s Olympic comeback

WBSC President Fraccari Op-Ed: 200 days to Tokyo 2020 and baseball-softball’s Olympic comeback
04/01/2021
With 4 January, 2021 marking 200 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari looks ahead to baseball and softball's exciting Olympic return and their bright future beyond:
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200 days to softball’s historic Olympic return at Tokyo 2020

200 days to softball’s historic Olympic return at Tokyo 2020
02/01/2021
Softball will have the honour to officially open the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on 21 July, being the first of 339 Olympic events to be contested.
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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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WBSC passes 750k followers on social media

WBSC passes 750k followers on social media
29/12/2020
Among Olympic-sport world governing bodies, the WBSC ranks amongst the most engaging accounts on Twitter. The year 2021 is set to be an explosive one for international baseball and softball’s digital media footprint.
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