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Softball still fighting to regain Olympic status

Originally Published: June 2, 2011
By Pat Borzi

In a box in his Plant City, Fla., office, Don Porter, the president of the International Softball Federation, keeps dozens of printed emails from around the world. They come from young women and girls still eager to play softball at the Olympics, even though the International Olympic Committee voted it out of the Games for 2012 and 2016.

Those emails, Porter said, motivate him to keep lobbying for softball to be restored in 2020. "They're sad that there is no Olympic dream for them," ...

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