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They were in the Olympics in 2008...that was their last year. Softball is no longer in the Olympics because the U.S. and China got too good and they are the only countries that win because no other country really has softball or Baseball as a main sport.

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What is softball in the Olympics?

Softball is not in the olympics. It was from 1996-2008, but is now being taken out of the games.


In what years was softball in the Olympics?

1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008. Unfortunately, there is no softball for the 2012 Olympics


When did softball become part of the Olympics?

Softball was introduced at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. The International Olympic Committee voted to drop softball from the Olympics starting with the 2012 Games in London.


How many softball events are in the Olympics?

saddly the year of 2008 they had the final fastpitch Olympics games for now there is a act going on to bring softball back into the Olympics.


Which sport will not be played at the 2012 London Olympics that was played at the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

baseball and softball


Which is the sport that is only for womens in the Olympics?

At the 2008 Games, that would be softball.


What two sports will no longer be a part of Olympics after 2008?

Baseball and softball.


Will there be women's softball at the next summer Olympics?

No, both softball and baseball were discontinued after the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.


Is woman's fast pitch softball an olympic sport?

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.


Is softball in the Olympics?

No. For 12 years (since 1996) softball was part of the olympics, but 2008 was the last year it was. It has been removed from the olympic games, and will not be a part of the 2012 London games. Softball is not in the Olympics coming up do to lack of supporters of the sport. It was in the last Olympics but not 2012.


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

Softball has been an event at the Olympics since 1996 and the 2008 Games will be the fourth Olympics that have had softball. The US team has played in each one and won the gold medal in 1996, 2000, and 2004.


Is softball played in the Olympics?

Yes, it's played in the Olympics and in fact it's the only sport that doesn't have a boys division, it's only women softball. Unfortunately, a move was done to remove softball from the Olympic games starting in the 2012 Olympics. There have been efforts to help bring back softball.


When is softball on in the Olympics?

it is on every summer Olympics. next year they r not having softball in the Olympics


What sports are they taking out of the Olympics?

Sports in the 2008 Games that will not be in the 2012 Games are baseball and softball.


Crystal busto on softball olympic team?

It's Crystal Bustos and yes she was on the Olympic softball team. I said "was" because softball is no longer in the Olympics starting in 2012.


Famous people who have played softball in the Olympics?

Jennie Finch was in the softball Olympics


Will softball ever be put back in the olympics?

softball will be back in the olympics in 2016?


What is the US Softball team trying to do to get softball back in the Olympics?

Well Softball is back in the Olympics in 2020...does that answer your question?


Is Softball going to be in the 2012 Olympics?

Softball and Baseball have been omitted from the 2012 Olympics.


What was the last sport eliminated from the Olympics?

Baseball and softball were eliminated after the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.


Who won softball gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

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


Will the 2016 Olympics have Softball?

No


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.


In the 1996 Olympics which sport made its debut?

Softball. Softball.


How good at softball do you have to be to run in the Olympics?

You don't need to know how to play softball to run in the Olympics. If you're asking about being a pinch runner then you're out of luck because they no longer have softball in the Olympics.