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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Czech Republic, France and Russia to play the 2017 Summer Universiade

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has unveiled the participants to the baseball tournament of the 2017 Summer Universiade.

Czech Republic, France and Russia will represent Europe alongside Americas Mexico & United States and Asia's China, Chinese Taipei, South Korea and Japan.

The competition takes place in Taipei from August 20 to 29, 2017.

More information on the 2017 Summer Universiade website.

History of Baseball at FISU

Baseball entered the FISU World University Championships programme in 2002 with a first edition organised in one of the top European baseball nation, Italy. Indeed, on the occasion of this 1st World University Baseball Championship, Messina gathered 203 of the best student baseball players in the world. Since then, Asia has hosted the World University Baseball Championship twice: in 2004 in Tainan (TPE) and in 2010 in Tokyo (JPN), while Cuba has hosted the event in 2006.

In 2015, baseball was back at the Summer Universiade for the first time since 1995 as an optionnal sport in Gwangju, South Korea. Japan won the competition.

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