No, softball is no longer included in the Olympic games. It was featured in 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008. The International Olympic Committee voted to remove softball from the Olympic program beginning in 2012 because of the United States' dominance in the sport.
The US men's team head coach in 2004 was Larry Brown. The US women's team head coach was Val Chancellor.
The softball pitcher Cat Osterman throws with her left hand. She was part of the USA softball team that won gold in the 2004 Olympic Games, and silver in the 2008 Olympic Games.
Eddie Reese was named the men's Olympic swim team coach. He was also head coach of the men's 1992 and 2004 Olympic swim teams. Jack Bauerle was named women's head coach. This will be his first Olympics as a head coach. Click on the '2008 Olympic Swimming Coaches' link on this page to read a short bio of the two coaches.
Canadian gymnast Kate Richardson did not win an Olympic medal. She competed in the 2000 Games in Sydney and 2004 Games in Athens and her best finish was 7th in floor exercise at the 2004 Games.
American softball player Jennie Finch won two Olympic medals ... a gold at the 2004 Games in Athens and a silver at the 2008 Games in Beijing.
The USA has won 3 gold medals in softball at the Olympics, in 1996 (Atlanta), 2000 (Sydney) and 2004 (Athens). They were beaten into the silver medal position by the hosts in 2008 (Beijing)
Billy Richardson died in 2004.
Arleta Richardson died in 2004.
Natasha Watley was a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic softball team that won the gold medal in Athens.
Soko Richardson died on 2004-01-29.
James Armstrong Richardson died in 2004.
The cast of Der Coach - 2004 includes: Rainer Furch as Coach
Softball has been removed from future Olympic competitions because of the United States' dominance in the sport. Before the Japanese gold medal win in 2008, the United States had won gold at every other Olympic game (1996, 2000, 2004). It is possible that softball will be reinstated sometime in the future (though not before 2016) as it is gaining in popularity worldwide, most notably Australia, Japan, and China.
UCLA beat Cal 3-1 in the NCAA Division 1 Softball Championships in 2004
The 2004 Summer Olympic Games was hosted by Athens, Greece.
1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008. Unfortunately, there is no softball for the 2012 Olympics
World University Softball Championship was created in 2004.
Cat Osterman makes a salary of $4 million. Cat Osterman is a softball pitcher and an Olympic Gold medalist who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Jeff Fisher was the head coach of the Tennessee Titans in 2004.
Joe Gibbs was the head coach of the Washington Redskins in 2004.
Dom Capers was the head coach of the Houston Texans in 2004.
Tony Dungy was the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts in 2004.
Mike Tice was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings in 2004.