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Should baseball and softball be included back into the Olympics?

This is an archive of a poll we ran on Topend Sports in 2012-2016. It is not needed any more as both baseball and softball were selected to return to the Olympics for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Baseball was a demonstration sport at the Olympics for the most part of the 20th century, becoming an official Olympic sport in 1992. This inclusion was only short lived, as it was dropped as a sport after the 2008 Games. There are many who wanted it back on the program, while others thought that it should never have been there in the first place.


Overwhelmingly respondents to this poll wanted baseball and/or softball back, and in 2016 they got their wish.

Yes, bring them both back! 498 66%
No, leave them out 127 17%
Yes, but just Softball 71 9%
Yes, but just Baseball 50 7%
Undecided 6 1%

Disclaimer: This poll was not scientific and reflected only the opinion of visitors to this website who chose to participate.

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