Globalisation of Baseball and Softball Makes 2020 Olympic Games Bid Relevant

September 5, 2013

The World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC) has said that the dramatic globalisation of both sports in the past 10 years makes their bid to join the 2020 Olympic Games relevant.

The WBSC is currently in Buenos Aires waiting to hear if their Baseball/Softball bid to be included in the Games has been successful – they are running against Squash and Wrestling.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will vote for the new sport on Sunday, pharmacy September 8 and the WBSC believes the growth of their sport would make them a positive addition the Olympic programme.

WBSC co-President Don Porter said: “Baseball and Softball have globalised dramatically over the past 10 years with player, ampoule fan and club growth on every continent and in many cultures.”

Riccardo Fraccari, Porter’s co-President added: “A continuous fan growth combined with exciting cutting edge digital media appeal for young generations make our sport a relevant candidate to join the Olympic Movement.”

The WBSC has often pointed to a number of factors that make their bid appealing to the IOC. Gender equality, participation in emerging nations, digital media and youth friendly, commercially appealing and the growth in Muslim women participants are just a few that they hope will convince the IOC to elect them.