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World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC)

April 1, 2021

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WBSC Global Newsletter
March 2021


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



Dates revealed for expanded WBSC U-12 Mixed Softball World Cup 2021



New bidding guidelines revealed for WBSC Baseball, Softball, Baseball5 World Cups


1 year ago: Japan wins the WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup 2020




Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay starts in Japan with baseball/softball celebrating being one step closer to Olympic return


Japan unveils Olympic softball roster for Tokyo 2020

Head coach Reika Utsugi announced the 15 athletes to represent Japan in softball’s much-awaited Olympic return in Tokyo. "I want to believe in the players and do my best, with all my heart, so I can meet everyone's expectations," she said.

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Australia’s National Softball Team receives mentoring from Olympic champions

The Australia Olympic Softball Team have called on the Australian Institute of Sport Gold Medal Program to support their Olympic simulation camp in Canberra, which included mentoring from 11 Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists.

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USA sweeps Mexico in three-game softball series in Florida

The Olympic Softball Teams from Mexico and USA faced off in a three-game series at Eddie C. Moore Clompex in Clearwater, Florida, in the first softball international games of the year. The host team defeated Mexico 4-2, 7-0 and 5-3 to sweep the series.

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Softball Canada Olympic Team in Florida to open first training camp of the year

The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team has arrived in Florida to continue their preparation for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The 18-athlete Canadian extended roster includes four Olympians and will train together for the first time in 2021.

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Italian Olympic Softball Team opens camp aiming for medal in Japan, European crown

Italian Baseball Softball Federation President Andrea Marcon and head coach Pizzolini have two goals for the team: "To win the European championship again, and then a medal at the Olympics." A total of 22 players were called up by the new head coach, Federico Pizzolini.

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Japan Olympic Softball head coach Utsugi evaluating players, strategy

Head coach Reika Utsugi talked about the team’s players and made clear the fundamentals of her game philosophy: defence and pitching win softball games. “We want to win the gold medal, and I’m sure that everyone in Japan shares our desire.”


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WBSC welcomes re-election of IOC President Thomas Bach

Thomas Bach has been re-elected president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). After serving an eight-year first mandate, the German 67-year-old ran unopposed. His term will last through to 2025. Through Bach's evolution and modernisation of the Olympic Movement, baseball and softball -- as well as four other new sports -- in 2016 were voted onto the programme of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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WBSC Integrity Unit publishes updated Anti-Doping Educational Plan 2021-2024

The World Baseball Softball Confederation Integrity Unit has published an updated version of the WBSC Anti-Doping Educational Plan for the four-year period 2021-2024, in compliance with the 2021 WADA Code and the new International Standard for Education. "Doping has no place in Baseball or Softball. Since I have been President, one of the main objectives for the World Baseball Softball Confederation has been to protect our clean athletes, and consequently protect the integrity of our events, ensuring they are played fair," said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari.

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