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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.

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.

Sports that are not played in the olympic games?

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.

Which sport will not be played at the olympic games in 2012?

IOC voted to drop baseball and softball from the 2012 Games

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 in Olympic?

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.

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.

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