Softball at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Softball
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
No. of events1
Competitors90 from 6 nations
← 2008
TBD →

Softball will be featured at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo for the first time since the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1] The tournament will consist of six teams. Baseball/softball is one of five sports added to the program of the 2020 Summer Olympics only, with no guarantee it will return in 2024.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze

Competition format[edit]

The softball tournament will feature a single round-robin of the six teams followed by a bronze medal game and a gold medal game. 17 games will be played in total.[2][3]

Qualification[edit]

Six teams will qualify, including Japan, which, as host nation, qualifies automatically. The United States team won the 2018 Women's Softball World Championship to qualify for the Olympics. The remaining four spots will be allocated through three qualification tournaments: one spot for a Europe/Africa tournament, one spot for an Asia/Oceania tournament, and two spots for an Americas tournament.[4]

Team squads[edit]

Team Qualification criteria Appearance
 Japan Automatic as host nation of the Olympics 5th
 United States 2018 WBSC Softball World Champion 5th
 Italy WBSC Softball Europe/Africa Qualification Champion 3rd
 Mexico WBSC Softball Americas Qualification Champion 1st
 Canada WBSC Softball Americas Qualification 5th
 Australia WBSC Softball Asia/Oceania Qualification 5th

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball/Softball". Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ Olympic Competition Schedule
  3. ^ Rough schedule for Tokyo Olympics decided
  4. ^ "WBSC reveals Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers for Baseball, Softball". Retrieved 12 July 2018.