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Baseball, softball submit Olympic proposal for Tokyo 2020

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) submitted its official proposal to add men’s baseball and women’s softball for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, it said Thursday… 170 more words

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New WBSC International Baseball Tournament/Potential 2020 Qualifier - Premier12™

Set to potentially further baseball and softball’s 2020 bid, the WBSC is launching a new elite tournament, the Premier12, which is a men’s National Team baseball championship that unites the Top 12 nations from the WBSC World Rankings. 138 more words

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WBSC Submits Application For Baseball, Softball Inclusion At Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation, Riccardo Fraccari, today announced that the world governing body has submitted an official proposal to the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (TOCOG) for the addition of men’s baseball and women’s softball at the 2020 Games. 460 more words

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New MLB commissioner wants long-term baseball pledge from Olympics

New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is keeping the stance of predecessor Bud Selig that MLB will not interrupt its schedule to allow players to compete in the Olympics, if the sport is re-added for 2020, according to The Associated Press. 205 more words

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Tokyo airport terminal designed like running track

Tokyo’s Narita International Airport opened a uniquely designed Terminal 3 last week. Track and field fans may want to book a trip to Japan to check it out. 47 more words

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Fukushima, site of nuclear disaster, wants to host 2020 Olympic baseball

Fukushima, the site of 2011 nuclear plant meltdowns caused by an earthquake and tsunami, hopes to host preliminary baseball and softball games for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, according to Agence France-Presse. 257 more words

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Change To Tokyo 2020 Equestrian Venue Approved

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board yesterday stamped its approval on a change of venue for the Tokyo 2020 equestrian events.

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee presented the change to the IOC Executive Board at its meeting in Rio (BRA) as part of the Tokyo 2020 venue master plan following the FEI’s approval of the switch last month. 346 more words

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