Extractions: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation search Softball at the Summer Olympics Governing body ISF Events Games Medalists Softball was introduced as an Olympic sport for women (only) in the 1996 Summer Olympics . On July 11, 2005, the IOC voted to drop baseball and softball from the Olympic program for a decision that was reaffirmed on February 9, 2006. It was officially decided in August 2009 at IOC Board meeting in Berlin that it will not be included in the 2016 Summer Olympics. Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total United States (USA) Japan (JPN) Australia (AUS) China (CHN) Games Gold Silver Bronze 1996 Atlanta United States China Australia ... Nation Years Australia Canada China Chinese Taipei ... Venezuela Total Nations Associated Press (9 July 2005). "They'rrre out! Olympics drop baseball, softball" NBC Sports http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/8504326/site/21683474/print/1/displaymode/1098/ . Retrieved 15 August 2008 . "Rogge has basically conspired against the sports to get them removed" de Vries, Lloyd (9 February 2006).
Extractions: zWASL=1;zGRH=1 zJs=10 zJs=11 zJs=12 zJs=13 zc(5,'jsc',zJs,9999999,'') zDO=0 Home Sports Baseball Search By Scott Kendrick , About.com Guide The Olympic softball tournament in 2000 in Sydney, Australia. Mark Dadswell/Getty Images zSB(3,3) Softball is an offshoot of baseball with deep roots in the United States. So it's no surprise that the United States has dominated softball in the Olympics as much as any team sport in the Games. Since its debut in 1996, the U.S. team has lost just four games in three Olympics, and won the gold medal in all three years. But 2008 could mark the swansong for softball in the Olympics. It will not be played in London in 2012. There's one tournament left. What's at stake? Take a look. Olympic Softball History: The United States has won three gold medals, with three different silver medalists in the previous three Olympic games. Check:
Softball In The Olympics A look at softball in the Olympics, with rules, history, photos and more. http://baseball.about.com/od/olympicsoftball/Softball_In_The_Olympics.htm
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Extractions: The History of Softball Hancock's original game of indoor baseball quickly caught on in popularity, becoming international with the formation of a league in Toronto. That year, 1897, was also the premiere publication of the Indoor Baseball Guide. This was the first nationally distributed publication on the new game and it lasted a decade. In the spring of 1888, Hancock's game moved outdoors. It was played on a small diamond and called indoor-outdoor. Due to the sport's mass appeal, Hancock published his first set of indoor-outdoor rules in 1889. While Chicago was definitely softball's birthplace, the game saw some modification in Minneapolis. The year was 1895 when Lewis Rober, Sr., (a fire department officer) needed an activity to keep his men occupied and in shape during their free time. He created his game to fit the confines of a vacant lot next to the firehouse and the result was instantly appealing. Surprisingly, Rober was probably not familiar with Hancock's version of the sport because it was still concentrated in Chicago at that time. The following year, 1896, Rober was moved to a new unit with a new team to manage. In honor of this group's name, the Kittens, the game was termed Kitten League Ball in 1900. The name was later shortened to kitten ball. In order to reach the Olympics, the women's sport of softball obviously had to grow greatly from its beginnings. The first women's softball team was formed in 1895 at Chicago's West Division High School. They did not obtain a coach for competitive play until 1899 and it was difficult to create interest among fans. However, only five years later, more attention was given to the women's game. The Spalding Indoor Baseball Guide 1904 issue fueled this attention by devoting a large section of the guide to the game of women's softball.
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