Since Rio

Baseball makes its return to the Olympics in Tokyo after a two-cycle absence. Here's what has happened on the diamond since the Rio Games.

Who's Qualified from Team USA?

See which teams have qualified for the Olympic baseball tournament and how they did it.


Baseball is a complex game with a set of rules unlike any other Olympic sport besides softball. Brush up on the basics here.

Competition Format

Six teams will compete for baseball gold in Tokyo, starting with a pool round and ending with a knockout stage. See the details of the tournament's format here.


The Olympic baseball competition will take place at two locations in Japan: Yokohama Baseball Stadium and Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium. Learn about both venues here.

Olympic History

Despite its absence at the previous two Olympics, baseball has an exiting history as a medal event at five Olympics and as an exhibition sport at several others.


Learn to talk like a baseball expert with the help of this glossary.