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Q: Why was baseball and softball removed from the olympic games?
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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.

What year was softball removed from the Summer Olympic Games?


Which 2 sports will be discontinued in 2012?

At the Olympic Games, that will be baseball and softball.

What Olympic games will be added in the future?

Baseball and softball are Olympic games that will be added in the future. Squash and wrestling are also being considered for future Olympic games.

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.

Sports that are not played in the olympic games?

IOC voted to drop baseball and softball from the 2012 Games

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.

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 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.

Why is baseball leaving the Olympic games?

It was a trial olympic, so it was only supposed to be in the Olympics for a couple games in a row. Due to that baseball is now leaving as well as softball.

Is softball still a medal sport in the Olympics?

Softball will not be a medal sport at the 2012 Games in London. Both softball and baseball were removed from the medal sports beginning with the 2012 Games.

What two events have been canceled in the olympic games of 2008?

Baseball and Softball will NOT be a part of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, but were a part of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Is softball new in the olypmics?

Softball made its debut in the Olympics at the 1996 games in Atlanta. Unfortunately, the 2008 Games will be the last time softball is competed as it, along with baseball, has been dropped from the Olympic Games events schedule.

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.

How many sports are being played in 2012?

Softball and Baseball have been eliminated from the Olympic Games for 2012

What are the games in Summer Olympics?

There are lots of different summer Olympic games including baseball, basketball, softball, swimming and track events.

In what year was softball added to the olympic games?


Why has softball been taken out of London 201?

Softball and baseball were both removed from the Olympics after the 2008 games. There was no reason given it was simply voted out. The International Softball Federation is trying to get the IOC to revive play for the 2020 games.

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.

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 can we see the USA play softball in the Olympic Games?

during the olimpics.

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 is the compound subject in the sentence Swimming and softball are two sports in the olympic games?

The compound subject is "Swimming and softball".

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.

Why is softball being cut from the olympic games?

because not enough people watch it : (