Baseball/Softball 2020 Olympic Games Bid Boosted By Hosting of Largest Youth Club Sports Event

August 20, 2013

The Little League World Series has handed the baseball/softball 2020 Olympic Games bid a major boost after figures released highlighted the attraction of the sports to young people.

Since early July, viagra 100mg the tournament has attracted over 7, ambulance 000 clubs from 90 countries, and with approximately 90,000 11-13 year-old boys and girls participating.

That figure makes the Series the largest participated international event in the sporting world according to an official release.

It is expected that 350,000 to 400,000 fans will fill the stadiums for the Little League World Series finals.

Baseball/softball is bidding to be included in the 2020 Olympic Games and faces competition from squash and wrestling.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will pick the winner during their 125th Session in Buenos Aires between September 7-10 and youth engagement is high on their list of priorities.

World Baseball Softball Confederation co-Presidents, Don Porter and Riccardo Fraccari said: “Our goal is to work with the IOC members and with all the Olympic sports federations to help empower youth and provide more opportunities for young people to be included in sport and the Olympic Games.

“We are hoping the IOC members will find a place for baseball and softball at the Olympic Games in 2020, and send a message to more young people, especially young women, that the Olympic Games are for them.”