Olympics 2020 - Baseball and Softball

Stade de Baseball de Yokohama

Yokohama Baseball Stadium


Between the cities of Fukushima and Yokohama

Baseball was introduced to Japan in 1872 and is currently one of the most popular sports in the country. Baseball will therefore naturally return to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. And that, accompanied by softball.

baseball events

Baseball will make a comeback at the Tokyo Summer Games after being sidelined at the 2012 Olympics in London and 2016 in Rio.

It made its first appearance at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm but was then only played as a demonstration sport, not an Olympic event.

It was 80 years later, at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, that it first became an Olympic sport. To date, baseball has only taken part in five Olympics.

Stade de Baseball de Yokohama

Yokohama Baseball Stadium

Greg Conquest

Softball events

For its return as an Olympic sport, baseball is accompanied by softball.

Less known and less popular with the general public, softball was nevertheless included in the Olympic Games from 1996 to 2008.

During the Tokyo Olympics, the organization of the events will be very similar to that of baseball. And these are six teams from different corners of the world that will take part in the tournament with 17 games played during the competition.

softball au JO 2020 de Tokyo



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