Japan won the gold medal in softball at the 2008 Games in Beijing. United States won silver and Australia won bronze.
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.
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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.
The US team won
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)