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2006-09-05 10:50:11

BEIJING (Reuters) - The U.S. won their sixth successive women's world championship with a 3-0 victory over Japan on Tuesday, bringing to an end the first test event for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The 2008 Games will be the last for softball for at least eight years after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last year voted to exclude the sport from the 2012 Olympics. The International Softball Federation (ISF) aims to pitch for a return at the 2016 Games although continued...

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,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.