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“Baseball Will Continue To Grow” – IBAF President

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International Baseball Federation president Harvey Schiller says "baseball will continue to grow" following the sport's elimination from the short list of sports bidding for inclusion in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Schiller wrote in a letter to supporters, "the IOC has no interest in baseball. It makes much more sense to spend all our time, money and effort in continued development of the game around the world, as opposed to making futile attempts to work with a group that has no interest in partnering with baseball".

He said there will be no bid for the 2020 Games.

The LA Times reports Schiller wrote "it is not a concession asked of soccer or tennis or other sports and we did everything possible to provide the best alternative plan that would include using top players for the five day tournament".

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Olympic Sports Bids Summary
Bid Status: Wrestling has been included in 2020 Olympics
Bid Date: September 2013
Bid Location: Beunos Aires, Argentina
Description: Wrestling has been included in 2020 Olympics
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