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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.

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Q: Is woman's fast pitch softball an olympic sport?
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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.


Is softball an Olympic sport?

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.


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 is the differences between softball and basball?

In softball, the ball is bigger. Baseball pitchers pitch the ball overhand while softball pitchers pitch underhand. Baseball is more of a boys sport and softball is generally more for girls.


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.


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

Because the sport is being suspended.


Why was softball created?

softball was created because softball is a sport similar to baseball but for girls,and with a larger ball.and also an under hand pitch,not overhand


What is a softball used for?

to play softball such as pitching catchig batting and throwig a softball goes along with the sportTo hit, throw, and pitch field


Is fast pitch softball a girle sport?

No! Fast pitch softball is a demanding sport. You have to be quick, tough, but more importantly, you have to be smart. Softball and Baseball are some of the most complicated games played today. Strategy is a huge part of the game. The more you know, the better you will play. Also, there are also plenty of men's fastpitch softball leagues.


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.


Is softball a game or a sport?

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


Are fast-pitch softball swings different from baseball swings?

No it is not. The only difference between softball and baseball. Is that there is a different ball for each sport.


Is softball a sport?

Yes, softball is a sport.


How did Jennie Finch make an impact on others lives?

She showed that softball can be a great sport ,and she wanted to make the sport last, and for it to be in the olympics more often. She also inspired more people to play softball, and to pitch.


When did women's fast pitch debut as an Olympic sport?

The year was 1991


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.


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.


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 do Alaskans do as a hobby or sport?

Many Alaskans fish and hunt, and some play slow pitch softball.


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