Baseball, softball consider joint Olympic bid

Posted April 01, 2011, at 5:27 p.m.

NEW YORK — The international federations for softball and baseball are working on a joint proposal in hopes of getting both sports back into the Olympics for the 2020 Games.

The federations issued a joint statement Friday that they were analyzing potential savings that could come from sharing an Olympic venue and housing at the Olympic Village in 2020.

As a result of a 2005 vote, both sports were dropped from the Olympics and won’t be part of the 2012 Games in London or the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The International Softball Federation and the International Baseball Federation said they could meet again next week at the SportAccord convention in London to discuss their proposal.


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