First, only president of the USSR Baseball Softball Federation, Georgian sports leader Ramaz Goglidze passes away.

Goglidze was the International Softball Federation (ISF) Vice President for Europe from 2001 to 2005. 

The Softball Community mourns the loss of Ramaz Goglidze, a lifelong baseball-softball leader who served in different leadership positions at national and international level. 

He was the Honorary President of the Georgian Baseball and Softball National Federation. Goglidze worked for the growth of the game in Europe

He was elected International Softball Federation (ISF) Vice President for Europe during the organisation’s 20th Congress in 2001, a position he held until October 2005

He was named ISF Director of Protocol in December 2005. From 1992 to 1997, he also served as the European Baseball Confederation First Vice President. 

At the national level, Goglidze was the director of Georgia's State Sports Committee from 1982 to 1986, and also an Executive Member of the National Olympic Committee (NOC). 

He was the first and only President of the USSR Baseball-Softball Federation from 1987 to 1991.

From 1992 to 2012, Goglidze held the position of President of the Georgian Baseball and Softball National Federation and then was named Honorary President of the national governing body.

He made a significant contribution to the development of the Olympic movement in Georgia, being one of the founders of the Georgian National Olympic Committee and the organisation’s First Vice President from 2008 to 2012.

/ WBSC press release 

Photo courtesy of the Georgian Baseball and Softball National Federation