Softball at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Softball
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
VenueYokohama Stadium, Yokohama
Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium, Fukushima City
Dates21–27 July 2021
No. of events1
Teams6
← 2008

Softball will be featured at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo for the first time since the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1] 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.

It was originally scheduled to be held in 2020, but on 24 March 2020, the Olympics were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

Competition format

The softball tournament will feature a single round-robin of the six teams followed by a bronze medal game and a gold medal game. 17 games will be played in total.[3][4]

Qualification

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 as word champions. The remaining four spots were 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.[5] Italy, Mexico, Canada, and Australia qualified by winning those tournaments.


Event Date Location Quotas Qualified
Host nation N/A N/A 1  Japan
2018 Women's Softball World Championship 2–12 August 2018 Japan Chiba 1  United States
Africa/Europe Qualifying Event 23–27 July 2019 Netherlands Utrecht 1  Italy
Americas Qualifying Event 25 August – 1 September 2019 Canada Surrey 2  Mexico
 Canada
Asia/Oceania Qualifying Event 24–29 September 2019 China Shanghai 1  Australia
TOTAL 6


Competition schedule

[6][7]

Legend


GS Group stage F Finals
Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri 23 Sat 24 Sun 25 Mon 26 Tue 27
GS GS F

Team squads

Group stage

Qualified for final
Qualified for bronze medal game
Eliminated

The top four teams will advance to the semifinal round.

Standings

Team W L RS RA WIN% GB Tiebreaker
 Australia 0 0 0 0 .000
 Canada 0 0 0 0 .000
 Italy 0 0 0 0 .000
 Japan 0 0 0 0 .000
 Mexico 0 0 0 0 .000
 United States 0 0 0 0 .000

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)[8]

Matches

Final stage

Bronze medal match

27 July 13:00
Yokohama Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Team 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gold medal match

27 July 20:00
Yokohama Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Team 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

See also

References

  1. ^ "Baseball/Softball". Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  3. ^ Olympic Competition Schedule
  4. ^ Rough schedule for Tokyo Olympics decided
  5. ^ "WBSC reveals Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers for Baseball, Softball". Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Schedule – Softball Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympian Database. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Baseball/Softball Competition Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  8. ^ "New Olympic softball schedule announced for Tokyo 2020 Games". wbsc.org. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
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