Softball will not be a medal sport at the 2012 Games in London. Both softball and Baseball were removed from the medal sports beginning with the 2012 Games.
Yes. As of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, curling is still an Olympic sport.
Emma moffat is an olympian not an event still cant tell what sport or country Emma won the bronze medal in Triathalon. She is a very talented woman. She is my 2nd yr 4 teachers daughter.
Badminton first appeared as a non-medal sport at the 1972 Games in Munich. It was not played again for 20 years until, at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, badminton debuted as a medal sport and has been included in Olympic sport ever since.
Podium only has 3 places, unless there is a tie for bronze. In the case of a tie for silver, there is no bronze medal awarded.
They do not get a medal, but I'm sure they still feel great placing so well.
Michael Phelps won his eighth career medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in hte 4x100 meter medley. He did not swimming in the finals but still received a medal for his performance in the heats. Michael Phelps won his eighth and final gold medal of the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 4x100 meter medley relay on August 17.
Louisvilly KY still practised segration in the '60s. Even after winning a gold medal in the Olympics, he was still refused admission to an all whites restaurant.
After the 2008 Games in Beijing, baseball and softball were dropped and will no longer be competed at the Summer Olympics. Some of the other sports that have been dropped from the Olympics include golf, polo, rugby, and tug-of-war.
If Karate is able to obtain 2/3 votes of the Olympic committee then it can. Recently, the Committee announced that Wrestling is not a part of the Olympics, so karate has got a chance. But still, as there is already taekwondo in the Olympics, they can argue as to why to keep another martial art (karate). Part of the issue with karate is that it is not designed as a sport. There is no single governing body to set rules for competition. Judo was designed as a sport and Taekwondo has been codified to make it a sport, which allows them to be eligible for the Olympics.
Baseball was taken out of the Olympics in 2008 due to the fact of it contending with the MLB players season.Baseball at the Summer Olympics had its unofficial debut at the 1904 Summer Games, and it became an official Olympic sport at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Baseball has a long history as an exhibition/demonstration sport in the Olympics prior to its receiving official medal status by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Olympic baseball is governed by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF). The event was last played in the 2008 Olympicsin Beijingwith South Korea taking the gold.At the IOC meeting on July 7, 2005, baseball and softball were voted out of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, becoming the first sport voted out of the Olympics since polo was eliminated from the 1936 Olympics.The elimination excised 16 teams and more than 300 athletes from the 2012 Olympics. The two slots left available by the IOC's elimination were subsequently filled by golf and rugby sevensin 2016. This decision was reaffirmed on February 9, 2006.In the stands during the 2008 bronze medal game between the U.S. and Japan, IOC head Jacques Rogge was interviewed by MLB.com's Mark Newman and cited various criteria for Baseball to earn its way back in: "To be on the Olympic program is an issue where you need universality as much as possible. You need to have a sport with a following, you need to have the best players and you need to be in strict compliance with WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency). And these are the qualifications that have to be met. When you have all that, you have to win hearts. You can win the mind, but you still must win hearts."It was officially decided in August 2009 at the IOC Board meeting in Berlin that baseball would also not be included in the 2016 Summer Olympics.On April 1, 2011, the IBAF and the International Softball Federation announced they were preparing a joint proposal to revive play of both sports at the 2020 Summer Olympics.In August 2011, Olympic news source Around the Rings reported that the ISF and IBAF would not rush into an Olympic proposal, and that the IBAF was working on forming a temporary commission to analyze the prospect of a joint proposal. "In the past, baseball and softball were running alone, and the result was that baseball and softball stayed out," IBAF president Riccardo Fraccari said in reference to their decades-long push for Olympic inclusion.