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After the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Olympic committee decided to drop softball from the list of Olympic sports. It is no longer an Olympic sport, unfortunately.

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When did softball become an Olympic sport?

Softball's first year as an Olympic sport was 1996. Unfortunately, softball is being dropped as an Olympic sport after the 2008 Games in Beijing.


The first softball team to win an olympic medal?

Softball was introduced as an Olympic medal sport for women in 1996. The United States won the gold medal at those Olympic Games held in Atlanta. As of now, softball is scheduled to be discontinued as an Olympic sport after the 2008 Games in Beijing.


When did women's softball become an olympic sport?

1996


When did softball became a olympic sport?

Softball became an Olympic medal event in 1996. In 2005, the International Olympic Committee voted to drop both Softball and Baseball from the Summer Olympic Games of 2012. Both may reapply for 2016 consideration.


Is there softball in the Olympics?

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.


What sport was added at the 2000 olympic games in Sydney Australia?

womens softball


What can't the softball olympic team play for a while?

Because the sport is being suspended.


Is woman's fast pitch softball an olympic sport?

Not anymore. Softball was played at the Olympics starting with the 1996 summer games. The IOC (International Olympic Committee) voted to drop both Softball and Baseball from the Olympic games starting in 2012. The Baseball and Softball Federations are trying to get their sports back into the Olympics starting in 2020.


Is baseball an official Olympic sport?

Yes, it debuted as an official Olympic sport during the 1992 Barcelona Olympic games. Both baseball and softball have been eliminated as an Olympic game after the 2008 Games in Beijing. There will be no baseball or softball at the 2012 Games. There is a possibility they could make a come back at the 2016 Games but that has not been decided yet.


Is softball a sport?

Yes, softball is a sport.


Is softball a game or a sport?

Softball is both a game (a game of softball) and a sport (the popular sport of softball.


Which sport will not be played at the olympic games in 2012?

IOC voted to drop baseball and softball from the 2012 Games


When did softball become an olympic sport for women?

The first Olympic softball competition was at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta. The United States won the gold medal, China won silver, and Australia won bronze at the 1996 Olympics.


What sport was recently removed from the Olympic Games?

Baseball and softball were removed from the sports played at the Olympics after the 2008 Games in Beijing.


Is softball being dropped as an olympic sport?

July 9, 2005 the IOC voted to discontinue softball and baseball in the 2012 games, but both sports are up for reinstatement in October 2009.


Why did the International Olympic Committee drop softball from the Olympics?

Their reasoning was that softball was a world-wide sport yet. The United States was dominating all the other teams they played against. This is really ironic because the United States did not win the last Olympic games.


What makes softball a sport?

Softball is a sport, although some people may not agree it is. Softball is everything baseball is, just for girls.


Why is women's softball not in the next Olympics?

Most people think it is not worthy to be an olympic sport and there are many people that are working on bringing it back


What year was softball first played as an official Olympic sport?

It was played in 1823 in China and George Washngton was in the USA natioal Team


Health benefits of softball?

softball can help ur muscles in your body. 2) softball is a fun sport for girls and boys. 3) softball contains atleast 12 players. softball can be a fun sport.


Crystal busto on softball olympic team?

It's Crystal Bustos and yes she was on the Olympic softball team. I said "was" because softball is no longer in the Olympics starting in 2012.


Is softball a contact sport?

no. It is a team sport


Is basketball an Olympic sport?

Yes, it is an Olympic sport.


Is Kung Fu an Olympic sport?

No it is not an Olympic sport.


Is surfing an Olympic sport?

No surfing is not an Olympic sport.