The governing bodies of baseball and softball have merged in a bid to win back their spot on the Olympic programme, said the heads of the federations yesterday.
The newly named World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) will campaign for a return to the Olympic programme at the 2020 Games as a single sport. The International Olympic Committee will pick one sport to be included in the 2020 programme at its meeting in September. “This is an historic day,” said Riccardo Fraccari, the president of the International Baseball Federation and co-president of the new WBSC. “We’ve brought a new level of determination to our quest to return to the Games.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2013.
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