Softball

Softball Beijing Olympics

Softball was introduced to the Olympics in 1996, but Beijing will be the last time it is played as it has been taken out of the program for the London 2012 games.

Gold medal favorite: United States. The United States have won every gold medal at the Olympics.

Venue: Fengtai Softball Field

U.S. lose their second Olympic softball game - gold to Japan

The United States have lost their second game ever in the the softball tonight in the Olympics, losing to Japan 3-1.
It is a huge upset for the United States team, who have been on a 22-game winning streak, with their last loss at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
The United States may have a long time to [...]

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Australia takes home the bronze medal in softball after losing to Japan. Japan go on to play the United States for gold and silver.
Japan won the game in the 12th inning after the two teams were locked at 2-2 after seven innings.
Australia won silver at the Athens Olympics, bronze in Sydney and [...]

The United States softball team has won every gold medal at the Olympics since the sport was introduced in 1996. Jennie Finch and Cat Osterman will head up the pitching and Crystal Bustos who scored five home runs in Athens will be competing in Beijing.
The team won the ISF Women’s World Championships in September [...]

For softball fans it is sadly the final year the sport will be played at the Olympics. The USA women’s team will be hoping to capture their fourth gold medal in the event.
The United States has dominated the sport since it was introduced at the 1996 Atlanta games, winning every competition.
It is the [...]

ESPN readers have voted softball pitcher Jennie Finch to be sexier than Anna Kournikova. Jennie Finch won capturing 62.8 per cent of the vote with over 200,000 votes cast.
Jennie helped her side win a gold medal at the 200 Athens Olympics. Since Athens, Jennie married Minnesota Twins pitcher Casey Daigle.
She turned down an offer [...]

Last week I watched Australia play Canada in the women’s softball in Beijing. On thing which I thought funny was the different methods the teams used to warm up.

Here is the schedule of the International softball competition in Beijing currently being played.
Day 1:
9:30 a.m. Canada versus China
12:00 p.m. Australia versus Chinese Taipei
5:00 p.m. Australia versus Canada
Day 2:
9:30 a.m. Chinese Taipei versus China
12:00 p.m. Canada versus Chinese Taipei
5:00 p.m. Australia versus China
Day 3:
9:30 a.m. Australia versus China
12:00 p.m. Canada versus Chinese Taipei
5:00 p.m. Chinese [...]