at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
|Venue||Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama|
Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium, Fukushima City
|Dates||21–27 July 2021|
|No. of events||1|
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, 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. Italy, Mexico, Canada, and Australia qualified by winning those tournaments.
|2018 Women's Softball World Championship||2–12 August 2018||Chiba||1||United States|
|Africa/Europe Qualifying Event||23–27 July 2019||Utrecht||1||Italy|
|Americas Qualifying Event||25 August – 1 September 2019||Surrey||2|| Mexico|
|Asia/Oceania Qualifying Event||24–29 September 2019||Shanghai||1||Australia|
|Wed 21||Thu 22||Fri 23||Sat 24||Sun 25||Mon 26||Tue 27|
|Qualified for final|
|Qualified for bronze medal game|
The top four teams will advance to the semifinal round.
Bronze medal match
Gold medal match
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