PLANT CITY, Fla. – All 66 games from the International Softball Federation XIII Women’s World Championship that starts five weeks from today will be webstreamed. The 16-nation event will take place in Whitehorse, Canada.
“We are extremely pleased that fans around the world will be able to see the action from Whitehorse,” ISF President Don Porter said. “We know that the worldwide softball community will be looking to interact with the tournament regardless of their location, so having all of the games online is a perfect meeting place to accomplish that.”
Mr. Porter added, “My thanks go out to the local organizing committee in Whitehorse for securing this opportunity.”
The games will be streamed live. There is no fee involved for viewers. Games will be recorded and archived for on-demand viewing as well. Starting July 13, the games can be viewed on www.sportscanada.tv and viewers will be able to interact through a Twitter feed embedded next to the video player.
The ten-day tournament will include: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, South Africa, USA, and Venezuela. The Americans are the defending champions, having won the twelfth edition of the event, which took place in 2010 in Caracas, Venezuela. This (2012) is the first year that the ISF world championships are starting an every-two-years rotation after having been one a year every four years. (The IX Jr. Men’s World Championship is set for this November in Paraná, Argentina.)
The official event website for the world championship in Whitehorse is www.worldfastpitch2012.com.
-Courtesy of the ISF