The World Baseball Softball Confederation will reportedly conduct an inspection next week of Yokohama Stadium as a possible venue for Olympic baseball and softball at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. The venue is home of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars (Nippon Professional Baseball). Read more and view photos here.
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The International Olympic Committee’s executive board on Monday approved the venues for eight more sports on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic program, but baseball and softball still await the call. Because of the popularity of the sports in Japan, they are seen as possible favorites to be reinstated in time for the 2020 Summer Games. Read more here
It’s time again for the Bronco Football Summer Classic at Memorial Stadium, home of the Single-A Boise Hawks (Northwest League). On Saturday, July 13, the Boise State football team will participate in a home run derby and charity softball game between the offense and defense. Proceeds will benefit The First Tee of Idaho. Get more information here.
Leaders of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will meet this week to decide which sport they will drop from the Summer Olympic Games in 2020. IOC executives will then meet in Russia in May to decide which sport to add. Baseball and softball are vying to get back in the international sports competition, after the sports were voted out in 2005 for the 2012 London Games. Read more here.