Japan overtakes USA as No. 1 in WBSC Women’s Softball World Rankings following Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 gold medalists are now the top-ranked nation in the world. There is a total of 67 national federations included in the rankings. Cuba and Indonesia made the biggest moves up the softball rankings, jumping 10 places to No. 18 and No. 25, respectively. PULLY, Switzerland — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) […]

II WBSC U-12 Mixed Softball World Cup to be played in 2022

The World Baseball Softball Confederation today announced that the II WBSC U-12 Mixed Softball World Cup has been moved to the summer of 2022 in Taichung, TPE. The exact dates of the tournament will be announced at a later stage. The tournament was originally scheduled to take place from 1-12 December 2021, but has been postponed due […]

WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup in Peru rescheduled for December

The tournament was originally scheduled for 2020. Players who would have been eligible in 2020 will be able to compete in the postponed world championship. The World Baseball Softball Confederation today announced that the inaugural WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup will be played from 5 to 12 December 2021 in Peru. The 16-team youth […]

WBSC releases Tokyo 2020 Olympic Baseball Softball Media Guide

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today released the Official Tokyo 2020 Olympic Baseball Softball Media Guide. The digital publication can be viewed as an online flipping book and/or downloaded as a PDF here. The 81-page media guide includes key information about the upcoming Olympic baseball and softball events, including rosters, schedules, tournament formats, venues […]

New softball rankings announced by WBSC

A total of 67 countries are still ranked in the WBSC Women’s Softball World Rankings, while 49 nations are included in the WBSC Men’s Softball World Ranking. The WBSC announced today the updated WBSC Softball World Rankings, both for women’s and men’s national teams. The WBSC Softball World Rankings track a country’s entire National Team […]

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 […]