WBSC Podcast: Softball opening Tokyo Olympics will send world a message of hope, says President Fraccari

WBSC Podcast: Softball opening Tokyo Olympics will send world a message of hope, says President Fraccari
09/04/2021
The WBSC President is 'confident' that baseball and softball will be played at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics, following the sports' return at Tokyo 2020, where they are expected to be one of the most followed events.
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WBSC President Fraccari: Baseball-softball must play its role in building back a better world through sport

WBSC President Fraccari: Baseball-softball must play its role in building back a better world through sport
06/04/2021
In celebration of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari reiterates the World Baseball Softball Confederation’s (WBSC) commitment to using baseball-softball, and Baseball5 in particular, to help build a fairer, more resilient and equitable world.
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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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WBSC President Fraccari awarded Italian Olympic Committee's Golden Collar

WBSC President Fraccari awarded Italian Olympic Committee's Golden Collar
23/11/2020
It's the highest sports honour awarded in the country and acknowledges Fraccari's "extraordinary accomplishments" as president of the IBAF and WBSC.
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World Children’s Day: WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari calls upon Baseball-Softball to do more to boost youth access to sport and promote Olympic values

World Children’s Day: WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari calls upon Baseball-Softball to do more to boost youth access to sport and promote Olympic values
20/11/2020
As the United Through Sports (UTS) Virtual Youth Festival 2020 gets underway today, coinciding with United Nations (UN) World Children’s Day, World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari underlines the importance and responsibility of the global Baseball-Softball community to increase access of sport to youth while inspiring the Olympic values of friendship, excellence and respect:
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One year to go until baseball-softball’s ‘spectacular’ Olympic comeback: WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari op-ed

One year to go until baseball-softball’s ‘spectacular’ Olympic comeback: WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari op-ed
23/07/2020
In just under a year, baseball and softball will mark their spectacular Olympic comebacks at the Tokyo 2020 Games. And although the Olympic Games have been delayed by one year, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about what the future holds for baseball and softball, in general and within the Olympic framework.
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President Fraccari: Baseball-softball need to be at the heart of global COVID-19 recovery

President Fraccari: Baseball-softball need to be at the heart of global COVID-19 recovery
19/05/2020
Baseball5 and the WBSC U-12 Mixed Softball World Cup are two of a number of examples where the WBSC can play an important role in the global recovery from COVID-19, in alignment with many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations in 2015.
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Creation of WBSC and combined body has boosted baseball/softball’s global status, says President Fraccari

Creation of WBSC and combined body has boosted baseball/softball’s global status, says President Fraccari
15/05/2020
The world head of baseball and softball spoke on global issues concerning baseball and softball in a video conference organised earlier this week by the Colombian Softball Federation and the University of Antioquia, with more than 200 people participating.
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President Fraccari honours #WorldHealthDay by thanking nurses around the world

President Fraccari honours #WorldHealthDay by thanking nurses around the world
07/04/2020
The theme chosen by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for this year's World Health Day on 7 April is: nurses and midwives, where their work is celebrated and world leaders are reminded of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy.
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Message from the WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari on the postponement of Tokyo 2020

Message from the WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari on the postponement of Tokyo 2020
24/03/2020
President Fraccari said baseball-softball’s anticipated Olympic comeback will have to wait a short while longer but when the ‘Tokyo 2020’ Games do get underway in 2021, they will become the symbol of our global recovery and solidarity, and be one of the greatest worldwide celebrations and most anticipated moments in the history of sport.
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Message from the WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari on the coronavirus: The strength of the baseball-softball community will help during these unprecedented times

Message from the WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari on the coronavirus: The strength of the baseball-softball community will help during these unprecedented times
19/03/2020
President Fraccari said the WBSC has taken, and will continue to take, all the necessary measures to safeguard the health and welfare of the entire baseball-softball community and continue to act in a responsible manner to counter the spread of the coronavirus.
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President Fraccari carries Olympic Torch in Greece

President Fraccari carries Olympic Torch in Greece
12/03/2020
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) leader took part in the early stages of the Torch Relay.
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WBSC President Fraccari Op-Ed: Baseball5 can help strengthen the Olympic Movement, take sport to new places

WBSC President Fraccari Op-Ed: Baseball5 can help strengthen the Olympic Movement, take sport to new places
05/02/2020
President Riccardo Fraccari reflects on the World Baseball Softball Confederation’s hottest property -- Baseball5 -- and the benefits it offers all countries around the world, as well as its incredible journey, culminating with its recent inclusion in the Sports Programme of the Dakar 2022 Youth Olympic Games.
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President Fraccari awarded United States Sports Academy Eagle Award

President Fraccari awarded United States Sports Academy Eagle Award
22/01/2020
The Eagle Award is the Academy's highest international honour. USSA acknowledged President Fraccari's "significant contributions to the growth of baseball and softball and his efforts to get both sports into the Olympics."
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2020: President Fraccari - Baseball, softball will be in the Olympic spotlight

2020: President Fraccari - Baseball, softball will be in the Olympic spotlight
31/12/2019
The return of baseball and softball to the Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020 will be one of the key highlights of another exciting year for the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) while 2020 will be the first year in which all WBSC world championship tournaments will all be under the World Cup brand. President Riccardo Fraccari provides his international outlook and milestones in 2020.
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