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Baseball, Softball To Return To Olympic Program In Disaster-Struck Areas

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 21 / 16

IOC President Thomas Bach said on Thursday that baseball and softball's return to the Olympic program "will begin in the part of Japan hit hardest" by the March '11 earthquake and tsunami, according to KYODO. In his keynote address at the World Forum on Sport & Culture, Bach "proposed staging th...

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