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Baseball, Softball welcome Tokyo 2020 decision that sets stage for Historic Olympic return

Baseball, Softball welcome Tokyo 2020 decision that sets stage for Historic Olympic return
29/09/2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today joined players and leadership from leagues around the world in welcoming the landmark decision by the hosts of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to propose adding baseball and softball among five new sports for the Games in 2020.

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WBSC makes official presentation to add baseball, softball to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

WBSC makes official presentation to add baseball, softball to Tokyo 2020 Olympics
10/08/2015

TOKYO — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) concluded a two-day interview from 7-8 August in the Japanese capital with Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organisers to outline the viability and potential value added to the Tokyo 2020 Games with baseball and softball, Japan’s national sport, included.

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WBSC welcomes Olympic shortlisting of baseball, softball for Tokyo 2020 games

WBSC welcomes Olympic shortlisting of baseball, softball for Tokyo 2020 games
22/06/2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari today welcomed the news that men’s baseball and women’s softball have been included on the shortlist of additional sports (events) being evaluated by Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organisers for potential inclusion at the 2020 Games.

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WBSC applies for return of baseball, softball at 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

11/06/2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation, Riccardo Fraccari, today announced that the world governing body has submitted an official proposal to the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (TOCOG) for the addition of men’s baseball and women’s softball at the 2020 Games.

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Olympic changes set historic stage for baseball/softball to feature at Tokyo 2020 Games

Olympic changes set historic stage for baseball/softball to feature at Tokyo 2020 Games
03/03/2015

With the international sporting calendar now firmly focused on 2015, the WBSC continues to campaign for possible inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, boosted by the endorsement late last year of the IOC’s popular Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms, paving the way for Tokyo Olympic Games organisers to nominate one or more extra sporting events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympiad.

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WBSC welcomes Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms as new era for sports and athletes

WBSC welcomes Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms as new era for sports and athletes
08/12/2014

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) joins the worldwide chorus of support following the successful reception and endorsement of key Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms at the extraordinary IOC session in Monaco today, particularly regarding the adoption of a more flexible Olympic sports programme.

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2020 Tokyo Olympic Games: Japan boosting efforts for inclusion of Baseball and Softball

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games: Japan boosting efforts for inclusion of Baseball and Softball
24/11/2014

TOKYO — As support for baseball and softball to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games continues to grow across Japan, with pressure being applied from all parts of the world, the political group consisting of 67 Diet Members campaigning for baseball and softball at the Olympic Games assembled in Tokyo for the second time in a month on Tuesday, November 18 in the Japanese Diet.

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2020 Tokyo Olympic Games: Japan boosting efforts for inclusion of Baseball and Softball

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games: Japan boosting efforts for inclusion of Baseball and Softball
25/10/2014

TOKYO — As support for baseball and softball to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games continues to mount across Japan, with a growing chorus from all parts of the globe, the political group consisting of 67 Diet Members campaigning for baseball and softball at the Olympic Games assembled in Tokyo for the second time in a month last Tuesday, November 18 in the Japanese Diet.

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Baseball Softball dominate Tokyo 2020 new Olympic sport poll

Baseball Softball dominate Tokyo 2020 new Olympic sport poll
14/02/2014

Nippon Professional Baseball and Youth Baseball were the number one and two spectator sport events in Japan, according to a recent Yomiuri Shimbum poll.

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Potential Inclusion of Baseball/Softball in 2020 Games Welcomed in Japan

Potential Inclusion of Baseball/Softball in 2020 Games Welcomed in Japan
30/05/2013

Having learned Baseball/Softball, wrestling and squash made an IOC shortlist for potential inclusion in the 2020 Games, former Tokyo Yomiuri Giant great Sadaharu Oh, 73, who slugged 868 home runs and the first recipient of the National Honor Award, commented he is very much relieved. He stressed the need to combine forces of professionals and amateurs for the next 3 months with determination to bring the sports back to the Olympics.

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