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WBSC makes “special” donation to Olympic Museum

WBSC makes “special” donation to Olympic Museum
03/08/2021
The items were handed over on Monday at the Olympic Agora Cafe in Tokyo and will be part of an exposition at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

World Baseball Softball Confederation President Riccardo Fraccari delivered important memorabilia from the baseball and softball tournaments at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to the Olympic Museum on Monday.

The souvenirs included a Japan Women’s Softball team shirt, signed by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medallists as well as a baseball bat, and glove signed by the IOC President Thomas Bach on the occasion of the opening games of the Olympic Baseball Tournament in Fukushima.

The donation was made at the Olympic Agora Cafe in Tokyo and will be part of an exposition at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

“This is in memory of a very special Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and for the kids all around the world who love the game of baseball and softball,” said World Baseball Softball Confederation President Riccardo Fraccari after presenting the memorabilia to Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage (OFCH) Director Angelita Teo.

“Not only do these offerings help the Olympic Museum to enrich the wonderful history of our sport, including the return of baseball and softball to the Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020 but these special items offer great storytelling opportunities for future generations,” President Fraccari said, who also offered WBSC pins and photo opportunities to two children who were visiting the museum at the time of the handover.

“We are delighted to receive these items of memorabilia from the World Baseball Softball Confederation, personally delivered by WSBC President Fracarri,” Ms Teo said. “The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are unique in so many ways and these softball and baseball items join an excellent collection of iconic and emblematic objects that will make their way to Lausanne, Switzerland, at the end of the Games to become part of Olympic heritage.”

Taking forward the spirit and the “Agora” tradition from ancient Greece, the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage brings - through the Olympic Agora - a unique cultural project to the host city during the Olympic Games. Inspired by the original concept of a social hub, and in-keeping with the prevailing health measures, the Olympic Agora is a vibrant public space for cross-cultural dialogue and the expression of arts, culture, creativity and the values linked to the Olympic Games.