Softball at the 2020 Summer Olympics
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
|No. of events||1|
|Competitors||90 from 6 nations|
Softball will be featured at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo for the first time since the 2008 Summer Olympics. 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.
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.
|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|
- "Baseball/Softball". Retrieved 12 July 2018.
- Olympic Competition Schedule
- Rough schedule for Tokyo Olympics decided
- "WBSC reveals Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers for Baseball, Softball". Retrieved 12 July 2018.