Softball at the Olympics

Softball is an Olympic event for women only. Softball was first officially on the program at the Olympic Games in 1996, but dropped from the Olympic program after the 2008 Olympics (along with baseball). Softball (jointly with baseball) was temporarily back on the program for Tokyo 2020, though the sports have not been included on the 2024 program.



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More Softball

Softball is more than just a female version of baseball (see the differences). There is slow pitch and fast pitch (which is at the Olympics). There is lots of softball equipment you can buy, too.

Olympics Extra

The next Olympics will be in Paris 2024, followed by the Winter edition in Milan-Cortina 2026. Check out the list of Olympic Games sports, as well as discontinued and demonstration sports.

Major Events Extra

The largest sporting event in the world is the Olympic Games, but there are many other multi-sport games. In terms of single sport events, nothing beats the FIFA World Cup. To see what's coming up, check out the calendar of major sporting events.

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