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Softball - 13 Aug 2009 - Education
BERLIN, GERMANY -- The International Softball Federation has signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding with Olympafrica International Foundation to promote sports development in Africa.<BR>
Softball - 29 Jul 2009
Plant City, Florida (USA); 29th July 2009: Another facet of the BackSoftball blueprint is being highlighted as international networks have come onboard to carry telecasts of the medal games from the International Softball Federation’s XII Men’s World Championship that has just been played in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada).<BR>
Softball - 06 Jul 2009 - Federations & NOCs
Abuja, (Nigeria); 6th July 2009: International Softball Federation President Don Porter has arrived in Abuja today to make a presentation to the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) General Assembly to further promote softball’s campaign for Olympic Programme reinstatement.<BR>
Softball - 18 May 2009 - Federations & NOCs
Plant City, Florida (USA); 15th May 2009: International Olympic Committee Member Beatrice Allen has joined the International Softball Federation’s Executive Council in a significant move for softball exactly one month before the ISF makes their presentation to the IOC Executive Board for the reinstatement of their sport to the Olympic Games Programme for 2016.
Softball - 21 Apr 2009 - Events
Plant City, Florida (USA); 20th April 2009: A written declaration now testifies to unified support voiced by attendees of last week’s African Softball Forum in Banjul, Gambia, for BackSoftball, the campaign to get the sport reinstated for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Softball - 20 Mar 2009 - Federations & NOCs
Plant City, Florida (USA); 19th March 2009: The BackSoftball initiative has intensified its campaign as it continues to promote the sport worldwide with the goal of getting fast pitch softball reinstated for the 2016 Olympic Games. A senior team of representatives is traveling to six continents in just over a month attending key Olympic and major sports events.
Softball - 16 Mar 2009
Plant City, Florida (USA); 13th March 2009: The BackSoftball campaign’s commitment to promoting the sport among women around the world has been gaining momentum as evidenced by recent school activity in Iran.
Softball - 10 Mar 2009 - Federations & NOCs
Plant City, Florida (USA); 9th March 2009: The BackSoftball campaign has underlined its credentials to return the sport to the Olympic Games programme with its latest initiatives to promote the popularity of softball among women around the world.
Softball - 19 Feb 2009 - Events
Plant City, Florida (USA); February 18th 2009: BackSoftball took its campaign for Olympic reinstatement right to the top when Task Force Co-Chair Donna de Varona met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the 9th edition of the Special Olympics World Winter Games last week.<BR>
Softball - 17 Feb 2009 - Federations & NOCs
Lausanne, Switzerland; February 16th 2009: The International Softball Federation (ISF) has reached another significant milestone in its campaign for reinstatement to the Olympic Summer Games with delivery today of the International Olympic Committee’s 2016 Programme Review Questionnaire.<BR>
Softball - 12 Feb 2009 - Federations & NOCs
Lausanne, Switzerland; February 11th 2009: With the sport about to embark on a schedule for this calendar year laden with regional and international tournaments around the world, the European Softball Federation (ESF) concluded its Congress in Lausanne this past weekend with International Softball Federation (ISF) President Don Porter reaffirming the sport’s commitment to keeping softball doping-free.
Softball - 06 Feb 2009 - Federations & NOCs
February 5, 2009 - Lausanne, Switzerland -- The International Softball Federation has today opened their first European office, in Lausanne, Switzerland, which will form the hub for the development of the sport in Europe and help garner closer contact with the International Olympic Committee and international sport federation colleagues.
Softball - 13 Jan 2009 - Federations & NOCs
Plant City, Florida, USA; 13th January 2009: The BackSoftball Athlete Ambassadors lobbying campaign is now in full swing following the conclusion of a two-day workshop at the International Softball Federation (ISF) world headquarters in Florida.
Softball - 26 Nov 2008 - Federations & NOCs
Plant City, Florida (USA); 26th November 2008: The International Softball Federation (ISF) has today announced the creation of a Transition Commission to help accelerate national softball federations’ independence from other sports including baseball.
Softball - 21 Nov 2008 - Federations & NOCs
Plant City, Florida, USA; 21st November 2008: The list of softball players from around the world that have been chosen to participate in the Athlete Ambassadors program was announced today. A list of twelve females that will complement the current efforts of the BackSoftball campaign was revealed by International Softball Federation President Don Porter.
Softball - 14 Nov 2008 - Federations & NOCs
Lausanne, Switzerland; 14th November 2008: The BackSoftball team today vowed to make softball the most inclusive sport on the planet, as it made its case to return to the Olympic family during a compelling presentation here to the International Olympic Committee Program Commission.
Softball - 03 Nov 2008 - Bidding
October 31, 2008 - PLANT CITY, FLORIDA -- The International Softball Federation Executive Council has awarded the XII Women’s World Championship to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ISF President Don Porter announced today.
Softball - 31 Oct 2008 - Federations & NOCs
Lausanne, Switzerland; 30th October 2008: The International Softball Federation (ISF) has today launched sweeping plans to ensure complete independence for all 131 national softball federations around the world.
Softball - 15 Oct 2008 - Federations & NOCs
Plant City, Florida (USA); 14th October 2008: International Softball Federation President Don Porter believes the next 12 months are the most important in the history of the sport as the BackSoftball campaign counts down to the International Olympic Committee Session in Copenhagen.
Softball - 07 Oct 2008 - Bidding
Plant City, Florida (USA); 6th October 2008: The city of Prague will play host to the girls’ 16-and-under fast pitch tournament that was announced in China following this year’s Olympic softball competition. International Softball Federation President Don Porter today followed up his August 22nd press conference at the Main Press Center in Beijing by revealing the location, dates, and title sponsor for next year’s event.
Softball - 05 Sep 2008 - Anti-doping
Plant City, Fl, USA; 5th September 2008: International Softball Federation President Don Porter today hailed his sport for setting Olympic standards in the fight against doping after results confirmed another drug free international softball competition.
Softball - 18 Aug 2008 - Federations & NOCs
Beijing, China; 17th August 2008: BackSoftball, the global campaign to get women’s fast pitch softball reinstated to the Olympic Games, is being strengthened by a strong showing at the quadrennial competition currently taking place here, in Fengtai Softball Field.
Softball - 12 Aug 2008 - Federations & NOCs
Beijing, China; 12th August 2008: International Softball Federation President Don Porter visited the Sun Village charity project in rural Beijing yesterday to donate softball equipment to orphaned children, and invited one of them to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the Olympic venue on Thursday (August 14th).<BR>
Softball - 31 Jul 2008 - Federations & NOCs
July 30, 2008 -- PLANT CITY, FLORIDA -- Continuing its aggressive growth, the International Softball Federation has launched a channel on YouTube, the world’s largest online video community. The page, www.youtube.com/ISFsoftball, is starting off with three videos being featured in the channel, with numerous additions planned in the weeks and months to come.
Softball - 25 Jul 2008 - Internet
PLANT CITY, FLORIDA -- Just over two weeks after having announced Back Softball and ISF pages on the hugely popular website Facebook, the International Softball Federation has now launched another avenue for fan interaction.
Softball - 09 Jul 2008 - Federations & NOCs
PLANT CITY, FLORIDA – The International Softball Federation and the Back Softball campaign just became a part of one of the largest online networking sites, Facebook.
Softball - 03 Jun 2008 - Federations & NOCs
BackSoftball, the campaign for the reinstatement of softball onto the Olympic Programme in 2016, has received a significant boost as His Royal Highness Prince Feisal, President of the Jordan Olympic Committee, has become the latest high profile representative to join the BackSoftball Task Force.
Softball - 30 May 2008 - Federations & NOCs
<SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Senior Back Softball representatives, including Don Porter (International Softball Federation President) and Donna de Varona (Back Softball Campaign Co-Chair), will arrive in Athens on Saturday for SportAccord to update the Olympic Family delegates on the sport’s worldwide<SPAN style="COLOR: navy"><SPAN style="COLOR: navy"> </SPAN></SPAN>campaign<SPAN style="COLOR: navy"><SPAN style="COLOR: navy"> </SPAN></SPAN>to become even more global and inclusive.</SPAN>
Softball - 09 Apr 2008
Back Softball, the campaign to get softball reinstated on the Olympic programme in 2016, received a significant boost today with news that attendance at the softball games this August at the Summer Games in Beijing should be at or near capacity.
Softball - 14 Mar 2008
The game schedule for the 2008 Olympic Softball competition was announced today. The International Softball Federation (ISF) unveiled the 32-game slate that spans August 12-21 at Fengtai Softball Field in Beijing, Chi
Softball - 21 Feb 2008
A regional training center for Eastern Europe has been announced by International Softball Federation (ISF) President Don Porter. The facility is in Russia and will formally open on May 1 of this year.
Softball - 29 Oct 2007
The XXIII Congress of the International Softball Federation (ISF), the world governing body for the sport, concluded here yesterday at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel.
Softball - 17 Oct 2007
Back Softball, the International Softball Federation’s (ISF) campaign to reinstate softball as an Olympic Sport for the 2016 Games, is into its third day of exhibition at the Sportel convention here and making great progress.
Softball - 19 Jul 2007
PLANT CITY, FLORIDA -- Softball’s recently launched campaign (Back Softball) for reinstatement onto the Olympic Programme in 2016 received a timely boost when the International Softball Federation’s (ISF) Executive Council today approved Jordan’s application to start a national softball federation.
Softball - 07 Jun 2007
PLANT CITY, FLORIDA -- A brief guide for communications professionals, journalists, and broadcasters has been developed by the International Softball Federation (ISF), the world governing body for the sport.
Softball - 30 May 2007
Santo Domingo on Friday officially became the location of a regional training center for softball, continuing the legacy of a venue from the 2003 Pan American Games.
Softball - 27 Oct 2006
If women’s fast pitch Softball is to be reinstated to the Olympic programme, the group that will have helped it get back there will have done so with support from a former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President.
Softball - 08 May 2006
International Softball Federation (ISF) President Don Porter has revealed that the world governing body has received an application for membership from an African country.
Softball - 07 Apr 2006
Responding to a published report out of Seoul, International Softball Federation (ISF) President Don Porter strongly stated that his sport should not be connected with baseball.
Softball - 26 Jan 2006
In just over two weeks, the XXth Olympic Winter Games will come to the forefront of the sporting world from Torino.
Softball - 04 Jan 2006
In a year when the sports media had a large number of doping stories to report on, none of them included women’s international softball.
Softball - 06 Dec 2005
International Softball Federation (ISF) President Don Porter announced appointments to the sport’s world governing body’s Executive Council that include Mrs. HE Huixian of China as Executive Vice President for Olympic Softball, Ms. LOW Beng Choo of Malaysia as Deputy Secretary General, and Peta EDEBONE, an Olympic Softball athlete from Australia.
Softball - 04 Nov 2005
The election of Jelena Cusak, an athlete from Croatia, to the International Softball Federation (ISF) Executive Council, highlighted the results of the voting and other significant business accomplished at the just-concluded XXII ISF Congress in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.