International Olympic Commitee (IOC) President Thomas Bach met Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan on Wednesday. In speaking to reporters, he said baseball and softball still had a chance of being included in the 2020 Olympics and that there was a need for more flexibility in the rules.
From an AP report:
... "This will be under discussion," Bach said at a news conference. "We will have the first broad discussion in December in a meeting of the executive board of the IOC, then the executive board will present its first discussion paper to the IOC session in Sochi."
... "I am open for more flexibility in the Olympic program," said Bach, who was elected president in September to succeed Jacques Rogge. "But first we have to see what the rest of my colleagues in the IOC think."
For more, see the AP report here.
Source: Olympic.org 11/20/2013