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Nov '08 13

IBAF meets with IOC Program Commission on Friday

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by IBAF, ibaf.org

IBAF makes case for 2016 inclusion

IBAF representatives in Lausanne for Friday’s meeting with the IOC Program Commission

(LAUSANNE, Switzerland) The International Baseball Federation (IBAF) will present its case for reinstatement in the 2016 Olympic Games this week in Lausanne. In a Friday morning meeting with the International Olympic Committee Program Commission, the IBAF will have one hour to offer reasons as to why it should be one of the two sports added to the 2016 Olympic Program when the vote is held in Copenhagen, Denmark in October 2009. The IBAF will be the first of seven federations to present on Friday, with its meeting scheduled to run from 8-9:00 a.m. (local).

Each federation can bring six-member delegations to participate in the meeting, and an opening presentation will be followed by questions from the Program Commission panel. The IBAF’s delegation includes:

Dr. Harvey Schiller (United States)
President, IBAF

  • Chairman of the Board and CEO of GlobalOptions Group
  • Over 40 years in professional and amateur sports and business leadership
  • Former Executive Director/Secretary General of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC)
  • Former president, Turner Sports

Paul Archey (United States)
SVP, International Operations, Major League Baseball

  • Responsible for the global outreach and development of baseball, from grassroots programs to the World Baseball Classic
  • 18 years in international business development with MLB
  • Played baseball professionally in Europe

Sandra Monteiro (Portugal)
Member Ex-Officio, IBAF

  • President, Portuguese Baseball Softball Federation
  • Owner and Senior Designer of the graphic design studio PURE iD, Ltd.
  • President of the Baseball and Softball Team of AAC, 2002-2004
  • Youngest elected woman president of a National Federation in Portugal

Martin Miller (Germany)
2nd Vice President, IBAF

  • General Manager for CSB-System International
  • Over 20 years governance in European baseball on every level
  • Former president, German Baseball and Softball Federation

John Ostermeyer (Australia)
Secretary General, IBAF

  • Chairman/Principal, Ossfam Pty. Ltd
  • Over 30 years governance in multiple sports, including baseball, basketball, fencing, volleyball and table tennis in Australia and throughout Oceania
  • President, Baseball Confederation of Oceania

Curtis Granderson (United States)
Professional Baseball Player, Major League Baseball

  • Just completed fifth season with the Detroit Tigers
  • Worldwide ambassador for the sport, conducting clinics in Asia and Africa

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