2008 BackSoftball Strategic Task Force meeting, Athens (GRE): 1 Jun

2008 BackSoftball Strategic Task Force meeting, Athens (GRE): 1 Jun

17 June 2008 UPDATE: IOC Rules of Conduct

The ISF has informed National Federations about the important conditions set by the IOC regarding the "Rules of Conduct for International Federations seeking inclusion in the Olympic Programme for 2016". Read the NF Memo (pdf 83.49 KB) sent by the ISF.

9 June 2008 UPDATE:
The ISF has just released a memo of the activities of the BackSoftball Task Force including the recommendations of the Athens meeting, which have been highlighted for you in the file attached. Read the memo (pdf 85 KB)

BackSoftball Strategic Task Force meets in Athens prior to the SportAccord conference

Sunday, June 1st, some of the European and African members of the BackSoftball STF met in Athens prior to the meeting that the ISF President had scheduled with the IOC for Monday to discuss the procedures of our campaign to reinstate softball into the 2016 Olympic Games and beyond.

The news at this meeting, besides continuing with the strategy already started about making softball much more visible in Europe, was the discussion about the document recently issued by the IOC about "Rules of Conduct for International Federations seeking inclusion in the Olympic Programme for 2016". More detailed information will be published once the ISF will report on the conclusions of this BackSoftball Task Force meeting.

Attending the meeting were:
Mr. Don Porter, ISF President
Ms. Toma Malikoff, ISF Director General
Ms. Donna de Varona (USA), Co-Chair of BackSoftball Task Force
Mr. Jon Tibbs (GBR), Tibbs Associates
S.A.R. Prince Faisal bin Al-Hussein (JOR), President of NOC of Jordan
Ms. Françoise Kameni Lele, (CAM)
Mr. Ricardo Fraccari (ITA), President of FIBS
Mr. Dennins Horofas (GRE), representing President of the Hellenic Federation
Ms. Joanna BOUZIOU (GRE), Athlete
Mr. Ramaz Goglidze (GEO)
Ms. Chiqui Vázquez (SPA), Vice President of ESF