WBSC publishes first Integrity Unit annual report


WBSC will continually consider the best efforts to make our sport stronger, better and more accountable.,” commented WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari.

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has released its first annual edition. Integrity Unit Report.

The report covers all core principles of integrity such as anti-doping, governance, anti-competitive manipulation, protection, sustainability, and others to keep members up to date on WBSC integrity issues.,” commented WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari.WBSC will continually consider the best efforts to make our sport stronger, better and more accountable.


While keeping the fight against doping a key priority, WBSC Integrity Unit explored how other sports communities and governments are responding to non-doping threats such as competitive manipulation, illegal betting, harassment and abuse, corruption, mismanagement and poor sustainability. Annual report. It is an Integrity Unit response tailored to the needs of the baseball/softball community, consisting of seven parts and containing Anti-Doping and Governance reports.

The WBSC tracked events such as the Under-18 Baseball World Cup, the Under-23 Baseball World Cup, and the Men’s Softball World Cup in the 2022 international season as follows: sports radarUniversal Fraud Detection System.

Beginning in September 2021, the WBSC Integrity Unit has registered two WBSC Athletes’ Commission members and their link to the IOC’s certification program for Protection in Sport. After 200 hours of study and exams, all three got their final certificate. September 2022. During the 2023 season, WBSC will offer online and offline training workshops for every team, officials and staff attending WBSC events.

The report also mentions cases of harassment and abuse reported through WBSC official channels.

Considering the confidentiality of some cases, this approach will allow the WBSC to be increasingly transparent and clear, especially in its decision-making processes.,” added President Fraccari.We hope it will set a good example for our members to implement a similar structure soon.

In 2022, WBSC published its Sustainability Strategy in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Green Future Project (GFP) and Pilio are partnering with WBSC to implement the strategy. WBSC through a partnership with WBSCs Leverade NFT and Trophies Award Partnerembraced digital trophies, recognizing them as a sustainable alternative to physical medals.

following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with VIRTUSThe WBSC Paralympic Commission has listed among the goals of its Strategic Plan 2022-2028 the creation of a version of Baseball5 for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

WBSC founded Integrity Unit in 2020. The 2020+5 Olympic Agenda is in line with the IOC’s Core Principles for Universal Good Governance (BUPGG) and the ASOIF Governance Task Force (GTF) Recommendations.

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

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