Russian government officially recognises Baseball5

Russian government officially recognises Baseball5
11/03/2021
The five-on-five version of baseball/softball was introduced to the country in the spring of 2019, thanks to a joint effort by the country's baseball and softball bodies.

The Russian government has officially recognised Baseball5 as a new sports discipline, thus authorising competitions at the regional and national levels across all age groups.

Baseball5 was introduced to the country in the spring of 2019, thanks to a joint effort by the Russian Baseball Federation and the Russian Softball Federation.

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The two governing bodies proved instrumental in organising Baseball5 competitions during the All-Russian Olympic Day Festival.

The Russian National Team, composed of players from both federations, earned a bronze medal in the first-ever European Baseball5 Championship, played last year in Lithuania.

The Russian Baseball Federation and the Russian Softball Federation confirmed the next step to develop Baseball5 in the country will be to introduce it in physical education classes in schools and universities.


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