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Youth baseball facility opens in Tainan for the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup

Tainan, Taiwan, July 20, 2019: World Baseball Softball Confederation President Riccardo Fraccari today officially opened the Tainan Asia-Pacific International Baseball Stadium and Training Centers — a first-of-its-kind elite baseball facility designed specifically for youth athletes aged 12 and under. The complex built at a cost of $130 million and will host the

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Team South Africa 2023 congratulate Liverpool on their Vitality Netball World Cup

Liverpool, United Kingdom, July 19, 2019: Team South Africa 2023 (Team South Africa) have congratulated Liverpool on hosting a very successful tournament and said that they were looking forward to picking up the mantle as the next hosts of the Netball World Cup. In a media briefing hosted by Team South Africa

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Remaining Rugby World Cup 2019 ticket sales dates revealed as first tickets shipped to international fans

Dublin, July 18, 2019: With 64 days to go until Rugby World Cup 2019 kicks off in Japan, tickets destined for international fans began shipping on Thursday from the DHL Express Tokyo Gateway. This significant milestone marked with a symbolic ticket dispatch ceremony in which the very first batch of tickets officially

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Cameron Van der Burgh announced as a Laureus Ambassador

London, July 15, 2019: South African swimming legend Cameron van der Burgh has spoken of his belief in the work of Laureus Sport for Good in his new role as a Laureus Ambassador. Cameron, who holds both the world short-course 50m and 100m breaststroke records, got straight to work by spending time

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Gentlemen’s Singles Final: Chair Umpire and Coin Toss

London, UK, Sunday 14 July 2019: The Chair Umpire for the Gentlemen’s Singles Final is Damian Steiner, 44, from Buenos Aires, Argentina (Coin Toss Chair Umpire). Damian is a Gold Badge Chair Umpire, who has employed by the ATP since 2014. This is Damian’s first Gentlemen’s Singles Final at Wimbledon. Damian has

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England make winning start in Liverpool

By Carly Baldwin, July 12, 2019: Hosts England ensured a winning start to the Vitality Netball World Cup Liverpool by overcoming a tough Ugandan side at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool this evening. Tracey Neville’s Roses – looking to claim their first ever World Cup title dominant in the first and

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Targeting millions of youth, Asian Baseball and Softball bodies launch 5-on-5 ‘WBSC-Asia Baseball5 Commission’

Lausanne, July 11, 2019: WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari today applauded the leaders of the BFA and Softball Asia for having signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the WBSC-Asia Baseball5 Commission. The mission of the new commission is to promote and develop the new five-on-five Baseball5 discipline across Asia, attracting more youth

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Dave Miley unveils ambitious Manifesto for International Tennis Federation Presidency, ‘Together for Tennis – ITF strong’

By Tom Lloyd, London, UK, July 3, 2019: Dave Miley today unveiled (Dave Miley unveils ambitious) his manifesto ‘Together for Tennis – ITF Strong’ (available at TogetherForTennis.com) to become President of the ITF. Nominated by Tennis Ireland, Dave Miley is the former ITF Director of Development, and his manifesto drives by what

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ITU President represents the IOC at the Women Political Leaders Summit in Tokyo

Tokyo, June 27, 2019: Ahead of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado was invited to represent the IOC at the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Summit in Tokyo, alongside other reputable political leaders such as Antonio Guterres (UN Secretary-General), Christine Lagarde (Managing Director, International Monetary Fund)

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World Rugby hosts Women’s High Performance Academy in San Diego

Dublin, June 27, 2019: Following the ground-breaking launch of its high profile Women in Rugby brand campaign in May, World Rugby continues to make great strides in its commitment to the development of the women’s game by hosting the second Women’s High Performance Academy in San Diego, California on 29 June to