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Baseball Olympic Games 2021 - Official Payoff

WBSC Olympic baseball qualifiers to be staged in June in Florida and Taichung/TPE

WBSC Olympic baseball qualifiers to be staged in June in Florida and Taichung/TPE
16/03/2021
The WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier is expected to be held in early June (exact dates/venues to be confirmed) in Florida, with the WBSC Baseball Final Qualifier to follow from 16-20 June in Taichung.
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WBSC Executive Board focuses on Tokyo Olympics in first meeting of the year

WBSC Executive Board focuses on Tokyo Olympics in first meeting of the year
04/02/2021
Softball will be the first sport played at the Olympic Games - starting two days before the Opening Ceremony - at the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium (pictured) as a symbol of recovery and resurgence in the region, 10 years after the devastating 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
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Premier12 2019 MVP Seiya Suzuki expresses strong desire to play in the Olympics

Premier12 2019 MVP Seiya Suzuki expresses strong desire to play in the Olympics
29/01/2021
The slugging outfielder spoke about the Games as he took the field for some indoor practice with NPB club Hiroshima Carp.
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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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One year ago today: Israel qualifies for Olympic baseball for first time in history

One year ago today: Israel qualifies for Olympic baseball for first time in history
22/09/2020
On 22 September 2019, an 11-1 win against South Africa sealed the historic accomplishment that will help Israel send their biggest-ever Olympic delegation to the Tokyo 2020 Games.
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Dates, general schedule confirmed for Olympic baseball for next year's Tokyo 2020 Games

Dates, general schedule confirmed for Olympic baseball for next year's Tokyo 2020 Games
17/07/2020
The 2021 Olympic tournament will open at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium on Wednesday, 28 July. The gold and bronze medal games are scheduled on Saturday, 7 August, at the Yokohama Baseball Stadium.
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Netherlands will have a 'great team' in Final Olympic Baseball Qualifier, says Randolph Oduber

Netherlands will have a 'great team' in Final Olympic Baseball Qualifier, says Randolph Oduber
26/05/2020
Oduber, a member of the WBSC Athletes Commission, has played for the Dutch National Baseball Team since 2013.
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Italian Luigi Carrozza: 1996 Olympics leading hitter proud of record which still stands

Italian Luigi Carrozza: 1996 Olympics leading hitter proud of record which still stands
24/04/2020
Carrozza's .571 batting average topped Cuban sluggers Ulacia, Linares and Kindelán, and Japan's Fukudome and Matsunaka. Today he's back as a coach to the team where it all started in southern Italy.
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3,000 catchers joined Israel's Ryan Lavarnway for Quarantine Challenge Workouts on Facebook

3,000 catchers joined Israel's Ryan Lavarnway for Quarantine Challenge Workouts on Facebook
20/04/2020
The 32-year old catcher was a standout for Israel during the 2017 World Baseball Classic. He had the idea of Quarantine Workouts watching John Legend's concert on Instagram Live.
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New roadmap for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in 2021 being prepared

New roadmap for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in 2021 being prepared
16/04/2020
Baseball and softball will make their return to the Olympic Games in 2021 after last featuring at Beijing 2008.
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