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Softball president: 'We feel our sport is universal'

Updated: September 23, 2002, 5:36 PM ET
Associated Press

The head of softball's world governing body met Monday with IOC president Jacques Rogge to try to keep the sport from being dropped from the Olympics starting in 2008.

Don Porter, president of the International Softball Federation, went to Lausanne, Switzerland, armed with documents, studies and statistics to bolster his argument that softball is a worldwide game that has earned its place in the Olympics.

"We feel our sport is universal,'' Porter said in a telephone interview ...

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