Taiwan to host baseball qualifiers for 2020 Olympic Games

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/21
By: Yang Chih-fang and Flor Wang

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Kaohsiung, Jan. 21 (CNA) Taiwan will host one and possibly two qualifying tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics baseball event, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced in Rome on Sunday.

Six teams will compete in the 2020 Olympic baseball event, starting with host nation Japan.

The top finisher from the Americas at the WBSC Premier 12 in November 2019 will clinch another berth, as will the top team from Asia/Oceania (excluding Japan) if it finishes in the top six.

The other three spots will go to the winner of the Africa/Europe qualifying event (September 2019), the Americas qualifying event (March 2020) and a final six-team qualifying tournament, the WBSC said in a statement.    [FULL  STORY]

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