How to Watch Softball at the Olympics 2020 Live Online

Published 18 July 2021 By: James

If you want to watch softball at the Olympics 2020 live online, then you only have to follow the steps given below:

  1. Get a VPN for Sports ( PureVPN)
  2. Connect to a British server
  3. Visit BBC iPlayer
  4. Watch softball at the Olympics 2020 live

Softball at the Olympics 2020 

Softball is more or less the female version of baseball. It is hugely popular around the world and is played in many different countries. However, it took some time for the Olympic Committee to finally consider it as an Olympic sport.

Efforts to add softball into the Olympics started as early as the 1940s. Despite coming close to getting approved for the Olympics, the sport came short many times mostly due to problems with organizing the event. But in 1995, softball was finally given Olympic status and was part of the competition competed for the first time in 1996 under the Olympics banner.

Softball at the Olympics

Despite featuring in every Olympic event from 1996 to 2008, the IOC decided to remove the sport from future Olympic editions. This is why softball wasn’t featured at all in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. However, the decision to add it back into Olympics was made yet again and the sport was added to the 2020 Tokyo Games.

After a wait of 12 long years, the sport was finally set to appear in the 2020 Games. But the competition was delayed by a year due to the pandemic. Thankfully, though, we’ll get to see softball be featured in the upcoming Olympic Games that are happening in Tokyo this summer.

This summer, we’ll see a total of six softball teams fight for the Olympic Gold Medal. The matches will be played from July 21 to July 27. This will be the first time since 1996 when the opening match of the Olympic Games won’t be football. Instead, the softball match between Australia and Japan would be the opening match of this year’s Olympic Games.

The six teams that will compete in this year’s softball event include:

  1. Japan
  2. The United States of America
  3.  Italy
  4.  Mexico
  5.  Canada
  6.  Australia

The matches will be played in the Yokohama Stadium and the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium.