Since Rio

An important five years for softball since Rio saw the sport re-added to the Olympic program and the return of a pair of Olympic veterans for Team USA.

Who's Qualified For Team USA?

Meet the 15-player squad that will chase gold on the Tokyo softball diamond.


Softball is a sport unlike any other at the Olympics with the exception, of course, for baseball. Learn the basics here.

Competition Format

The Tokyo Olympic softball competition gets straight to the point. No knockout stage, just a pool round followed by the medal games.


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

Olympic History

Softball makes its fifth appearance at the Olympics in Tokyo. See what happened in the previous four.


Learn the terminology of softball at the Tokyo Olympics with this useful glossary.