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    Baseball and softball excluded from 2024 Olympic Games

    The announcement today of the four new sports that are proposed for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games signalled that baseball and softball will not be involved when the Paris Games roll around.

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    Joint-CEO John Boyd nominated for Little League International Board of Directors

    BSUK’s Joint-CEO. John Boyd, was officially nominated for election as the Europe and Africa Representative to the Little League International Board of Directors as determined via an e-mail vote. Upon approval, Mr. Boyd, who has been involved with Little League for 30 years, will assume his seat at the November 2016 Board of Directors Meeting, succeeding Kristian Palvia of Skovde, Sweden, as the Europe and Africa Region Representative to the Board.

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    Baseball/Softball reinstated for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

    British Baseball and Softball is elated with the announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (OCOG) to reinstate baseball/softball back on to the Olympic programme, following the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro.

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    Following discussions about the way in which the parties were operating and being administered, the British Baseball Federation (BBF), British Softball Federation (BSF) and BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK) took the decision to carry out a fundamental review of the relationships between the three organisations and to consider the best structure for the sports of baseball and softball.

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    BSUK’s John Boyd to serve on two joint CEB and ESF Committees

    The Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) and the European Softball Federation (ESF) have recently announced plans for closer collaboration and have set up joint working committees for Marketing and Media, Development and Operations, with BSUK’s Joint CEO John Boyd appointed to two of them.

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    London Mets to host Federation Cup Qualifier at Farnham Park

    The Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) has announced the hosts for its 2016 European Cups and Championships, and one of three qualifying tournaments for its Federation Cup will be hosted by the London Mets at Farnham Park, with support from the BBF and BSUK.

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    2020 Tokyo Olympic Committee recommends adding baseball and softball

    The Organising Committee for the Tokyo Olympics has recommended that baseball and softball, along with four other sports, be added to the Olympic programme for the 2020 Games.

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    Baseball and softball to move closer together at world level

    The European Baseball Confederation (CEB) and the European Softball Federation (ESF) held their annual Congresses together on 6-7 February in Dublin, and the joint message was that the two sports will be moving closer together around the world.

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    IOC clears the way for baseball and softball to regain Olympic status

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC), meeting in Monaco on Monday 8 December, has approved a new Olympic bidding process and adopted a more flexible sports programme concept that could lead to the inclusion of baseball and softball at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

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    Do baseball and softball have an Olympic future?

    In the wake of the decision to add wrestling to the 2020 Olympics, even though many felt that baseball/softball had the best case and made the strongest presentation to the International Olympic Committee, should we still be thinking about an Olympic future for our sports?

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