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

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Q: What year was softball first played as an official Olympic sport?
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Where was the first Olympic softball game played?

Atlanta, Georgia, USA - 1996.


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.


Where was softball first played?

Softball was first played in a gym on Thanksgiving day.


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.


What year was basketball first played as an olympic sport?

Basketball became an official Olympic even at the Summer Games in Berlin, Germany in 1936.


Where was the first softball game played?

The first softball game was played in Chicago in1887 on Thanksgiving Day


When was softball introduced into the Olympics?

Softball made its Olympic premiere at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. It was the first of only four Olympic games featuring softball. The United States won gold, with China placing second and Australia third.


When was volleyball first played in the Olympics?

Indoor volleyball has been an official Olympic event since the 1964 Games in Tokyo. Beach volleyball has been an official Olympic event since the 1996 Games in Atlanta.


When was the first softball game played?

The first softball game was played on Thanksgiving Day in 1887. It was played in Chicago. It was played in the gym of Farragut Boat Club.


What was softball first called?

They called softball mushball, because the first softball game was played with a "mushy" taped up boxing glove.


How long has softball been played?

Softball has been played since 1887. On Thanksgiving day the first game of softball was played inside a gym at the Farragut Boat Club. The inventor of softball is believed to be George Hancock.


First summer olympic games?

The first official summer olympic games were held in Athens in 1896.


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 century was softball first played?

1887 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Softball#History


Who was the first woman to play softball?

The first man to play softball is named George Hancock. The first thing he played with in the game of softball was a boxing glove for a ball and a broom handle for a bat.


What gender played softball first?

male


In which year was the official Olympic Flag first used at the modern Olympic Games?

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What was the name of the first official Olympic Mascot?

jimothy


What's the story of softball?

Softball was at first just indoor baseball. The first softball was a boxing glove and the first bat was a metal pole. Then it grew as a womens sport through out the years. It was first appeared in the Olympics in the 1996 Atlanta Games where the USA team won their first gold medal. They then appeared again in the 2000 Sydney Games where the they won another gold medal. In the 2004 Athens games, they won their third gold medal. In the 2008 Beijing Games, they lost in the gold medal round against Japan after they were favored to win the gold once more. As of today, softball is no longer considered an olympic sport. Some of the IOC ( International Olympic Committie) members belive its not an internationally known sport and that it is too closely related to baseball which seems to have a drug problem. It was voted out of the 2012 and 2016 olympic games but the ISF (International Softball Federation) is working very hard to regain its olympic status in the 2020 olympic games.


Who played softball first men or women?

men


What animal was the first olympic mascot?

The first official Olympic mascot was Waldi the dachshund in 1972 at the Munich Olympic Games. Though in Mexico and prior to this there were unofficial mascots as well.


What was the location for the first softball game?

The first softball game was played on Thanksgiving Day in 1887. They players played inside of a gym at Farragut Boat club, located in Chicago, IL. The believed inventor of softball is George Hancock.


Was softball first played by men or women?

i belive it was men


When was the first softball game?

The first game of softball was played on Thanksgiving Day in 1887 in Chicago. George Hancock is credited with the invention of the (originally) indoor game.


What was the first country to play softball?

The first softball game was played on Thanksgiving Day in 1887. They players played inside of a gym at Farragut Boat club, located in Chicago, IL in the United States. The believed inventor of softball is George Hancock.