International Softball Federation (ISF)

Fédération internationale de softball
Federación Internacional de Softbol

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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 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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Organizes and conducts world championship competitions in women's and men's fast pitch, junior women's and junior men's fast pitch, women's, men's and co-ed slow pitch and women's and men's modified pitch. Sanctions regional championships. Provides technical support to Regional (Multi-Sport) Games. Qualifies teams for Olympic softball competition in coordination with the IOC. Provides the official playing rules for international competitions including but not limited to: Olympic Games; world championships; regional championships; regional Games; other sanctioned competitions.


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Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 127 countries
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Subjects *

  • Recreation
    • Ball Games
    • Competitions

UN Sustainable Development Goals **



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13. Sep 2016
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