The international baseball and softball governing bodies will make a major announcement regarding the bid for inclusion at the 2020 Olympic Games at a media conference in Tokyo on April 14. Details of a new combined baseball and softball federation to govern and take the sport forward in the 21st century will also be announced.
The announcements will be of interest to legions of baseball and softball fans, senior and junior players and clubs and competitions worldwide. A new logo, theme and the website www.playball2020.com will be introduced as well. For further information please see below.
Riccardo Fraccari, President, International Baseball Federation
Don Porter, President, International Softball Federation
Ryozo Kato, Commissioner, Nippon Professional Baseball
Antonio Castro, Vice President, International Baseball Federation
Guests from Baseball and Softball
Press Conference: The IBAF-ISF will ratify the Constitution of the new World Baseball Softball Confederation in Tokyo and launch the 2020 Olympics Baseball- Softball campaign, unveiling of the official logo, slogan and campaign theme.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
4:00 p.m. (local time)
The XXVII IBAF Ordinary Congress
The Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa
3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
XXVII IBAF ORDINARY CONGRESS SCHEDULE
SUNDAY - Apr 14th
08:00 - 10:00 Congress 1st Session
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:15 Congress 2nd Session
14:00 - 16:00 Congress 3rd Session
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00 Olympic Campaign launch and Press Conference
17:00 - 18:00 Congress 4th Session
About the World Baseball Softball Confederation
Formed under the authority and merger of the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and International Softball Federation (ISF), the World Baseball Softball Confederation has been established to provide a unified voice and governance for all disciplines of Softball and Baseball throughout the world.