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October 25, 2009


Awarded to Parana, Argentina at the recent convention in Venezuela
Argentina will host the ISF Junior Men’s World Championship 2012
The city of Paraná will host the next ISF Junior Men’s World Championship 2012. This was confirmed this afternoon the International Softball Federation at the World Congress is developing on Margarita Island, Venezuela. In this way, Argentina will host the World Softball Championship for the first time in its history, and it will bring to South America for the first time an event of this nature.
The official presentation of the candidates was held yesterday morning, opposite the World Championships Committee. First was New Zealand which suggested the city of Nelson to host the World Cup, in second place was Canada, who presented the candidacy of Whitehorse, and finally it was the turn of the delegation of Argentina, who presented to the city of Parana and candidate to host 2012. The end of the submission of Argentina, who was in charge of Argentina President of Softball Confederation, Mr. Jacinto Cyprian, and who had a previous hard work of members of the CAS and Paranaense Softball Association, concluded with a closed applause, the only candidate to receive such treatment from those present.
This spells good news for today, when they finally decide the World Junior Men’s headquarters. And indeed, this afternoon the full ISF World Congress confirmed the news of Paraná will host the World Youth Championship 2012. After the election, which was defined unanimously in favor of capital entrerriana, it came time for the congratulations, acknowledgments and joy of the delegation of Argentina, who received on behalf of all delegates present countless expressions of support and recognition .
A total of fifteen countries will come to Argentina in 2012, and join our Team to contest the World Junior Championships. Softball lovers in Argentina will have the chance to see play on the diamonds of Paraná the future stars of New Zealand, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, South Africa, among others, as is perhaps the best softball tournament ever in our country.
Thus is fulfilled the dream of having for the first time in history a World Softball Championship in Argentina diamonds. There is still a long road ahead of work and effort to show the world that softball of Argentina is capable of doing great things. However, the first step, the most difficult, is given. Argentina is officially host the ISF Junior Men’s World Championship 2012. The world will come to play softball in our country, and Parana will welcome you with open arms.
Source: Softball Confederation Argentina - Photo: Ministry of Sports of Venezuela

Based on bids that had been presented, the ISF IX Junior Men’s World Championship in 2012 was awarded to Parana, Argentina, and the ISF XIII Men’s World Championship in 2013 was awarded to North Shore City, New Zealand. Dates for both tournaments will be announced at a later time. The event three years from now will mark the first ISF world championship to be held in South America.


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