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thefastpitchschool1

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The International Softball World is arriving in Houston, Texas for the MOST IMPORTANT MEETING and VOTE ever for the FUTURE of OLYMPIC SOFTBALL! The issue and vote being decided will greatly influence SOFTBALL'S chances for future Olympic Program Inclusion! You can read more at http://www.TheFastPitchSchool.com TFS will be in attendance!
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After considerable discussion and debate, the Special Congress approved the creation of a charter for a new international confederation for Softball and Baseball. The Congress voted for the new international confederation with 71% in favor.

ISF President, Don Porter said, “I was pleased with the results and look forward to meeting with the IBAF officials for further discussions and continuing preparations for the IOC presentation in December. There’s going to be a lot of positive things that we can do together for both our sports, not just for the Olympics but in the long term.”


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Baseball and softball competing with 6 other sports and each other for the final sport slot in 2020 meant only one of them could make it (olympics limits the number of sports and they have 1 opening in 2020) and the odds were a coin flip for either to make it. Together as basically bat sports they have a better chance to get the slot and sink or swim together. Softball as an olympic sport is stronger than baseball but baseball has MLB ties which the committee is working on getting pro players involved like it does with olympic basketball and hockey. The IOC can still elect to select either softball or baseball alone however. College softball and international softball have become more competitive across the board and it is still a work in progress but the future looks very bright.

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ISF SPECIAL CONGRESS

SPECIAL CONGRESS VOTES ON NEW CHARTER

HOUSTON , TEXAS (USA) – Today, the International Softball Federation held their Special Congress to consider and vote on a resolution to combine with Baseball (the International Baseball Federation) for the 2020 Olympic Programme. Even with travel concerns with Hurricane Sandy, the ISF experienced a good turnout among their national softball federations.

After considerable discussion and debate, the Special Congress approved the creation of a charter for a new international confederation for Softball and Baseball. The Congress voted for the new international confederation with 71% in favor.

ISF President, Don Porter said, “I was pleased with the results and look forward to meeting with the IBAF officials for further discussions and continuing preparations for the IOC presentation in December. There’s going to be a lot of positive things that we can do together for both our sports, not just for the Olympics but in the long term.”

Tomorrow, President Porter will be traveling to Paraná, Argentina to attend the 9th ISF Junior Men’s World Championship. Fourteen of the world’s best 19-and-under Junior Men’s athletes will participate over the 10 day tournament.

 
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