Day: 4 August 2016

IOC Vote to Include Softball on the Tokyo 2020 Programme

Softball Ireland has today welcomed the decision of the IOC to reintroduce Softball into the Olympic Games.

The magnitude of the decision cannot be underestimated. The decision is a historic moment for our sport in Ireland and is a very important moment in the development of all variations of our sport at all ages. Softball Ireland  will now be more than ever in a position to apply for multiple levels of funding not previously available.

In addition, Softball will now carry the title of an Olympic Sport which will give our grassroot development a shot in the arm and appeal to school children both male and female. Softball Ireland will now work with Baseball Ireland to formulate a plan in the coming months to maximise this opportunity.

The decision has already had a positive impact on the profile of the sport with the following articles this morning directly quoting Softball Ireland – links to articles below:



I have also attached a copy of the joint press release issued by Softball Ireland and Baseball Ireland last night and I would ask you forward to all your club members

Softball Ireland / Baseball Ireland Join Media Release

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