Baseball at the Olympics

The popular world sport of baseball was a demonstration sport at the Olympics for the most part of the 20th century, and only became an official Olympic sport in 1992. This was only short lived, as it was dropped from the 2012 Games program.

Baseball (along with softball) was one of the eight sports that was listed for inclusion for the 2020 Olympic program, and made it to the final three (with squash and wrestling), but lost out to wrestling. The sport continues to lobby for inclusion. Another vote to add a sport onto the 2020 Tokyo Olympic program in June 2015 found baseball/softball short listed with another 7 sports. The final decision of which sport or sports will be selected is not expected until August 2016.


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