LA 2024 celebrates Southern California sports spectacular

Baseball 'Strengthens Olympic Brand'

(ATR) The World Baseball Classic showcases the game’s rise as a major global sport, according to the WBSC.

Tokyo 2020 Holds Second EB of 2017 -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: WBC Finals begin; IAAF cross country championships; Winter Special Olympics conclude.

WBSC Welcomes World Baseball Classic Top TV Ratings in Japan, Record-Breaking Attendance in Miami, Social Media Buzz

The WBSC today welcomed record-breaking attendance and top ratings being generated by the World Baseball Classic 2017.

Paralympians Take Over PyeongChang -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: World Baseball Classic begins; FIS and ISU hold World Championships.

Time Running Out for NHL to Determine Olympic Participation -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also: Isinbayeva running for ARAF presidency; FIFA ..., summer federations leadership changes.

Cuban Defectors Left Off Olympic Team

(ATR) No Cuban defectors will be allowed to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympics or 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Triathlon to Debut New Race Format in 2016 -- Feds Focus

(ATR) Also; WBSC rights 2017 go to MP & Silva; FISU partners with Oteko; Sport Climbing holds plenary assembly in Iran.

Four Cities Hosting World Baseball Classic Qualifiers -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also; new competition concept for European basketball; IPC gets ready for athletics world championship.

WBSC, World Baseball Classic, Inc. renew partnership through 2017

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced that the world governing body has awarded a sanction to World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) for the 2017 World Baseball Classic and the tournament's qualifying rounds to be held in 2016.

WBSC, World Baseball Classic, Inc. Renew Partnership Through 2017

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced that the world governing body has awarded a sanction to World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) for the 2017 World Baseball Classic and the tournament's qualifying rounds to be held in 2016.

Bowling Rolls Into Lausanne -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also: Miami lobbies for World Baseball Classic ... FINA embraces Kosovo

Baseball Chief Praises Suspension of Star Player

(ATR) World Baseball Softball Confederation co-President Riccardo Fraccari praised Major League Baseball's suspension of star player Ryan Braun. 

Baseball, Softball Presidents Call WBC "A Beautiful Model" for 2020 Olympics Play

(ATR) Co-Presidents Riccardo Fraccari and Don Porter tell Around the Rings the World Baseball Softball Confederation is thrilled with the "stunning success" of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Rio Clears Golf Course Site; Yu Na Kim Talks Sochi 2014; Plant Leads US Speedskating

(ATR) Work begins to clear golf course site for construction ... Korean skating star sets sights on Games ... MLB exec, former USOC leader to head US Speedskating ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

IBAF, MLB Agree World Baseball Classic Winners Now World Champions

(ATR) President of International Baseball Federation talks World Baseball Classic, bid for Olympic reinstatement ... Russia 2018 hands over World Cup host cities report to FIFA ... More inside this Federations Roundup ...

World Baseball Classic Wraps Up

(ATR) The World Baseball Classic completed its second edition on Monday with increased attendance figures and television ratings

World Baseball Classic Gets Under Way

(ATR) The World Baseball Classic will provide a showcase for the sport to promote its bid for reinstatement in the Olympics as the second edition of the international competition begins on Thursday.

Sports for 2016 -- Baseball Continues to Move Olympic Bid Forward

(ATR) IBAF President Harvey Schiller meets with MLB owners... New anti-doping manager will oversee World Baseball Classic

World Briefs: Moynihan Visits Sydney, Neben Rides Away with Gold, Early Start for Spring Training

(ATR) British Olympics chair Colin Moynihan visits Australia...cyclist Amber Neben wins world gold in surprise victory...Major League Baseball players will head to spring training earlier in 2009 to accommodate the World Baseball Classic.