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Because they said softball and Baseball were "too American" to be in the Olympics and that since USA was domintaing in softball then other countries should have time off to "catch up".

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Q: Why did they take softball out of the Olympics?
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In the 1996 Olympics which sport made its debut?

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Why is softball not in the Olympics starting 2008?

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How many years did US softball team go to the Olympics?

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Will the 2016 Olympics have Softball?

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When was softball entered into the Olympics?

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What year did softball join the Olympics?

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Who won softball 2004 Olympics?

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