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2006-08-31 05:30:46

By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - It took Don Porter nearly three decades to win Olympic status for women's softball and the septuagenarian is in no mood to step aside before restoring his sport to the zenith of international competition. The 76-year-old Californian admits last year's IOC vote to remove softball from the 2012 London Olympics was a "difficult time" but is determined to ensure Beijing 2008 will not be the fourth and final Games for the sport. "I'm not giving up,...

2006-08-31 05:25:55

By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - It took Don Porter nearly three decades to win Olympic status for women's softball and the septuagenarian is in no mood to step aside before restoring his sport to the zenith of international competition. The 76-year-old Californian admits last year's IOC vote to remove softball from the 2012 London Olympics was a "difficult time" but is determined to ensure Beijing 2008 will not be the fourth and final Games for the sport. "I'm not giving up,...

2006-08-30 04:13:29

By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - The softball venue for the 2008 Olympics is the best the sport has had for a major championship, International Softball Federation (ISF) president Don Porter said on Wednesday. Porter was speaking at the purpose-built Fengtai facility, where the 16-team women's softball world championship is taking place this week in the first test event for a Beijing-based 2008 Olympic venue. "We are very satisfied with the venue," the American told Reuters....

2005-10-04 13:28:14

By Ossian Shine LONDON (Reuters) - Axed from the Olympic program three months ago, softball is refusing to go quietly. Its governing body is gearing up for a massive push to persuade International Olympic Committee (IOC) members to allow the sport into the London 2012 Games. "It's not too late to get on to the London program," International Softball Federation president Don Porter told Reuters on Tuesday after high-level talks in Lausanne with IOC president Jacques Rogge. "We had a...


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