WBSC aims to keep baseball, softball in the Olympic Games at LA 28 and beyond

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Executive Board reaffirmed the international federation’s commitment, efforts and campaign to have baseball and softball played at each and every Summer Olympic Games. During the latest executive board meeting, held virtually on Monday (28 June 2021) from the WBSC’s Headquarters in Pully, Switzerland, WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari presented the […]

Olympic Day: Baseball and softball have never been as close to the Olympic Movement as today, says WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari

The Olympic Virtual Series Baseball Event Finals, which are being streamed worldwide on Olympic Day, are a wonderful occasion to further raise our sports’ profile within the Olympic Movement and and the younger generations said President Fraccari. Today — Olympic Day — marks precisely one month to go until the start of the Tokyo 2020 […]

Asahi Shimbun newspaper calls for Japanese Government to cancel Olympics

Asahi Shimbun has called for Tokyo 2020 to be cancelled ©Getty Images Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper has called for the cancellation of Tokyo 2020 in an editorial, citing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tokyo 2020 sponsor said the spread of COVID-19 has not stopped and that an extension of the state of […]

Obituary

The Softball Asia president, executive Committee members and affiliates express their deepest condolences to Mr See Kok Wooi, President of Softball Association Malaysia, on the demise of his father, See Hua Chai, today. May his soul rest in peace.

New dates announced for WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2022

The WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup has been shifted from February next year to November to give more certainty to competing countries. The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), in conjunction with Softball New Zealand and the Local Organising Committee, today announced new dates for the WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup 2022. The premier international men’s […]

Baseball 5 Launch

Date: 10 and 11 April 2021 Number of teams: 14 As WBSC President, Mr Riccardo Fraccari, elegantly puts it, Baseball5 is a new five-on-five, five-inning street version of the game of Baseball/Softball that can be played anywhere. This faster urban discipline will help drive baseball and softball to new places not possible before. SBSA has […]

Coaching Accreditation

Date: 27 February to 20 April 2021 Number of Pax: 20 The SBSA Level 1 (L1) Coaching Accreditation Assessment was conducted on 27 February 21 and, due to bad weather over subsequent weekends, concluding on 20 April 2021. A number of officials from CoachSG were involved in validating the assessment along with SBSA’s national coaches, […]