Softball at the 2020 Summer Olympics
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
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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. Japan, as the host nation, automatically qualified. The winner of the 2018 Women's Softball World Championship (or runner-up, if Japan is the winner) qualifies 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.
|2018 Women's Softball World Championship||August 2 - August 12, 2018||Chiba||1||United States|
|Africa/Europe Qualifying Event||23 - 28 July 2019||Utrecht||1|
|Asia/Oceania Qualifying Event||24 - 29 September 2019||Shanghai||1|
|America Qualifying Event||25 August - 01 September 2019||Surrey||2|
|Japan||Automatic as host nation of the Olympics||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.