WSN To Host Google Hangout Ahead of Olympic softball presentation

Team USA and Team Canada unite to discuss the possibility of softball's inclusion at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Google Hangout Google Hangout
Jan. 9, 2014 - PRLog -- (Fort Myers, FL)-- WSN, the leading online news magazine devoted to women's sports, has announced it will hold a Google Hangout with softball players from Team Canada and Team USA ahead of the International Olympic Committee presentation to re-submit softball into competition at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

The hangout will be held on Tuesday, January 14th at 9PM ET, at

WSN Athlete and USA Softball player, Taylor Hoagland, will moderate the hangout. Joining her will be her USA Softball teammates, Amanda Chidester and Rhea Taylor, as well as Canada Women's National Team players Larissa Franklin, Jenny Gilbert and Caitlin Lever.

The Google hangout will allow fans to watch the athletes interview each other live and join in the conversation by posting their questions in advance via the hangout page (, using the hangout chat option or tweeting questions using the hashtag #WSNhangout.

Softball had been an Olympic sport from 1996 through 2008, but along with baseball was voted off the program in 2005, with softball losing its place by one vote. The two sports followed advice from some IOC members to submit a joint bid for the 2016 Olympics, but that effort failed.

About WSN

Founded by Christina Ferrante and Carie Small in 2012, WSN focuses solely on women’s sports and female athletes, providing comprehensive coverage of an underserved market with topical women’s sports news and feature stories that research shows are desired by female fans for greater engagement. Follow WSN on Twitter at @WSN247 (

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