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2013-04-05

Advisory - Press Conference in Tokyo - April 14 - World Baseball Softball Confederation



WORLD BASEBALL SOFTBALL CONFEDERATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lausanne - Switzerland
April 4, 2013

BASEBALL-SOFTBALL TO LAUNCH 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES CAMPAIGN & HISTORIC NEW FEDERATION IN TOKYO ON APRIL 14

WHO:
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

WHERE:
The XXVII IBAF Ordinary Congress
The Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa
3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Hiten Hall

NOTE:
The IBAF Congress will be open to the Media beginning at 8:00 a.m. Some of the
agenda items may be closed to the Media. Media representatives are requested to follow instructions of onsite staff
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Contact:
Oscar Lopez, oscar.lopez@ibaf.org +39 349 853 5199
Lori Nolan, lnolan@isfsoftball.org +1 813 864 0100
Riccardo Schiroli, Riccardo.schiroli@ibaf.org, +39 335 781 9122
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 14 April. 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. For further information please see below.

HOW: Media Credential request
Media Credentials can be collected at the IBAF media reception desk located at
lobby of Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa on April 13 - 14
WHAT: 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, website, slogan and campaign theme. WHEN: Sunday, April 14, 2013
4:00 p.m. (local time)