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Chavez lobbies for baseball, softball

Updated: May 30, 2012, 12:50 AM ET
Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has jokingly raised the possibility of teaming up with U.S. President Barack Obama to lobby for baseball and softball to be brought back to the Olympics.

Chavez made the remark during a televised speech, saying he's sorry that the two sports won't be played at the London Games. Baseball and softball were last played as medal events at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Chavez, a baseball fan, provoked laughter from aides when he said: "Let's ...

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