International Softball Federation (ISF)
Fédération internationale de softball
Federación Internacional de Softbol
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1952 Austin TX USA
1952, Austin TX (USA). Became a full-fledged active international federation in 1962. Previously also known under the acronym FIS. Ceased to exist, when became a division within B-XJ9416 - World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), Apr 2013.
Draw up and enforce an amateur definition acceptable to all nationalities and under which softball competitions may be conducted in accordance with IOC rules and regulations; compile and subscribe to the rules and regulations governing international competition for men and women in the game of softball; ensure that all contests open to Federations/Associations are organized under ISF laws; establish rules and regulations for, and conduct softball competition at, the Olympic games, regional games and world championships; ensure mutual recognition of all suspensions; decide any dispute that may arise between federated countries, as referred by either country interested; participate in international competition to create and establish greater friendship and goodwill between nations.
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Congress, consisting of President, First Vice President, 9 regional Vice-Presidents, Secretary-General and 2 representatives delegated by member associations/federations, all of whom have one vote. Executive Council (meets at least annually), composed of the Officers. Regional confederations (5): D-XM4065 - African Softball Confederation; E-XD7532 - European Softball Federation (ESF); H-XM4064 - Oceania Softball Confederation; D-XM4062 - WBSC Americas Softball; D-XM4063 - Softball Confederation of Asia (SCA).
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