Baseball, which debuted as an Olympic medal event in 1992, returns to the program with a six-team competition after being removed for 2012 and 2016.

Cuba has been the most successful Olympic baseball nation, reaching all five Olympic finals, winning three (1992, 1996, 2004) and losing two (2000, 2008).

Team USA defeated Cuba for gold in 2000 and took bronze at the 1996 Atlanta and 2008 Beijing Games. Baseball-crazed Japan will pursue its first Olympic gold in the sport when it plays host in 2020.

 

More information:

Tokyo 2020 – Baseball

USA Baseball

World Baseball Softball Confederation