100 days to go until softball at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games WBSC launches new podcast series – The Global Game

PULLY, Switzerland; 12 April 2021 — With today marking 100 days until softball opens the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on 21 July, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is pleased to announce the publication of the first edition of The Global Game, a monthly WBSC podcast featuring insight and interviews with the biggest personalities in […]

Jiangsu wins 12th consecutive Chinese Women’s National Softball Championship

A total of ten teams participated in the event held by the Chinese Softball Association in Hongge Training Center, Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province from 27 March to 2 April. Jiangsu team defeated Sichuan with a big score (16-0) in the final and won their 12th national champions in a row since 2010. In all, ten provincial teams participated in the […]

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. Japan Softball Association (JSA) announced today in Tokyo the final Olympic roster to represent […]

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

“Our guidelines have been restructured in order to increase the level of support and transparency which organisations receive when bidding for a World Cup,” said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari. The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today published new bidding guidelines for its Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 World Cups to regulate, simplify and define the awarding process of the […]

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

PULLY, Switzerland; 24 March 2021 — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced today the dates for the II WBSC U-12 Mixed Softball World Cup. The top U-12 softball players in the world will gather this year from 1-5 December in Taichung/TPE, and compete for the title of world champion in the youth category. “With […]

WBSC launches new Softball World Cup format, 2021-2029 global schedule

The WBSC has analysed and improved its competitions and events calendar to not only help the WBSC family mitigate the economic crisis the world is facing but also provide greater opportunities for teams to participate as well as for more cities to be able to host WBSC events. The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today […]

WBSC Executive Board focuses on Tokyo Olympics in first meeting of the year

Softball will be the first sport played at the Olympic Games – starting two days before the Opening Ceremony – at the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium (pictured) as a symbol of recovery and resurgence in the region, 10 years after the devastating 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. “The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will of course […]

WBSC Women’s, U-15 Baseball World Cups postponed

PULLY, Switzerland / TIJUANA, Mexico; 23 February 2021 — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has asked the Tijuana Organizing Committee and the Mexican government to postpone the 2021 WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup® and the U-15 Baseball World Cup to later this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated international travel restrictions. […]

WBSC President Fraccari Op-Ed: 200 days to Tokyo 2020 and baseball-softball’s Olympic comeback

With 4 January, 2021 marking 200 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari looks ahead to baseball and softball’s exciting Olympic return and their bright future beyond: As the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and global baseball-softball community moves into 2021, we start the year […]