Olympic Day in Stockholm with Baseball and Softball


In celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, the Swedish Olympic Committee is running a project called “Olympic Day” where school kids can meet Olympians, try different sports and challenge themselves by being active in sports.

New baseball stadium near Paris inaugurated

New baseball stadium near Paris inaugurated

Another new international baseball stadium was inaugurated in Europe on Wednesday. After new ballparks were built in Brest (Belarus), Mainz (Germany), Sundbyberg (Sweden) and Parma (Italy) in recent years, a new field was inaugurated in Senart (France) a couple of kilometers south of Paris, raising the prospects for more elite level baseball events in France and Europe.

President Fraccari attends the Awarding of Jacques Rogge in Rome

President Fraccari attends the Awarding of Jacques Rogge in Rome

The IOC President, in the final 16 months, received the “Onesti” prize, dedicated to the memory of former Italian Olympic Committee President

500 Boys and Girls enjoy Baseball in School Tournament in Navarra, Spain

500 Boys and Girls enjoy Baseball in School Tournament in Navarra, Spain

During Easter holidays, the Navarra Baseball and Softball Federation organized the 6th edition of the Baseball Schools Tournament, in which more than 500 boys and girls enjoy playing baseball in a fantastic baseball event.

Try Outs for the MLB European Academy will happen in May


Major League Baseball will host in Tirrenia (Italy) from August 1st through August 17th the 8th edition of their Camp for european prospects. It’s the same Camp where the course to the Big Leagues was set in the Summer of 2005 for Alex Liddi.

Italy’s Alessandro Maestri to compete in Japan


Despite knowing the challenges that he was to face, Italy’s Alessandro Maestri decided to embark upon a journey that no other Italian has embarked upon—destination: Japan’s Shikoku Island League.

Martin Miller is no more the President of European baseball


Martin Miller (right in the cover picture, awarding Dutch Federation’s Technical Director Rob Eenhoorn) quit as the President of the European Confederation (CEB). During the Congress in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), the Executive of CEB was beaten in a voting that proposed some Statutes modifications.

The Dutch Federation celebrates 100 years of history


1912 was the year when the Republic of China was established (right on January 1), ending the Imperial Rule, but leading to a Civil War. It was also the year when, January 23 in The Hague (The Netherlands), 13 countries signed the International Opium Convention, the first drug control treaty of the history.

Teams for Haarlem Baseball Week announced


The organizers of the Haarlem Baseball Week announced the participating teams for the 26th edition of the international baseball tournament. Besides host the Netherlands, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Japan and Chinese Taipei have confirmed their arrival. The “Haarlemse Honkbalweek” will be held from July 13 to 22, 2012 at Pim Mulier Stadium in Haarlem, Netherlands.

BaseballSoftballUK receives Grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund


(LONDON, ENGLAND) (MARCH 6, 2012) – BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK), the development agency for baseball and softball in the United Kingdom, announced today that it has recently been awarded a grant of $160,000 (£100,000) from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF), administered by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players’ Association. The grant, along with funding from Sport England, will allow BSUK to complete the first phase of its development plans at Farnham Park, Buckinghamshire to construct two dedicated 300′-sized fields for baseball/softball and one 400′ baseball field.