Seven new members join WBSC family
The WBSC welcomed seven new members to its family during a dynamic 3rd World Congress held in Sakai, Japan on Thursday.
The new members (listed below) were unanimously voted in by the WBSC Congress, bringing the total number of WBSC member federations to 200 plus 13 associate members:
Benin Baseball & Softball
Bangladesh Baseball & Softball
Palestine Baseball & Softball
Egypt Baseball & Softball
Kosovo Baseball & Softball
The Nauru Federation was earlier elected out of the office following a recommendation by their NOC on the grounds of inactivity.
A total of 330 delegates representing 138 member organizations (including associate members) from 97 countries and regions attended the 2019 WBSC Congress, which received a presentation from the Italian Association Baseball Played From Blind providing federations with a Paralympic opportunity going forward. WBSC also offered to support any federations willing to proceed in this direction.
The WBSC Congress finished with its Annual Awards as per the following:
Haylie Ann McCleney
Julio Ismael Gamarci
Kenneth Scott Eriksen
David Selden III
The other top news from the 2019 WBSC Congress in Sakai, Japan was:
WBSC President Fraccari: "We are a fantastic sporting family
WBSC Softball Hall of Fame inducts 2019 class
Sadaharu Oh announces 2020 Girl's Baseball clinic
Kato, Kumazaki receive WBSC Order of the Honour Award, McMann accepts Order of the Golden Diamond
Tokyo 2020: WBSC working very close with the IOC
The WBSC Development Commission funded 75 projects in 2018, 2019
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games highlight a year full of global events
Hideki Nagafuji, Mayor of Sakai City: "It's a great honour to host this Congress"
Empowering Federations - WBSC Open Workshops a great success
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