Europe is a continent containing several countries, some of which many Major League Baseball players are from. The top leagues in Europe are Hoofdklasse Honkbal in the Netherlands and Serie A1 in Italy and San Marino. The major international competitions are the European Championship and European Cup. Europe has also been the site of the Olympics, Baseball World Cup and other worldwide competitions. Europe is generally considered a distant fourth or fifth in international baseball, behind North America, South America, Asia and possibly Australia, clearly ahead of only Africa among continents.