View Softball Olympics 2020 Background. The united states team won the 2018 women's softball world championship to qualify for the olympics. Karate and baseball/softball have also been added by the international olympic committee (ioc).
The wbsc is recognised as the sole competent authority in baseball and softball by the. Baseball and softball were added to the 2020 olympics, after being removed from the 2012 and 2016 games due to the popularity of the sport in japan, who will be hosting the game in tokyo. Tokyo 2020 president yoshiro mori added:
After being omitted from the olympic program for the last eight years, softball will make its return to the games in 2020, where the aussies will hope to bring home their fifth consecutive olympic medal.
Olympic team are pending approval of the usopc. The wbsc is recognised as the sole competent authority in baseball and softball by the. The inclusion of the package of new sports will afford. Japan took the gold the last time the sport was included in the olympics at beijing 2008.