In exactly 100 days, softball will be back to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

On July 21, 2021, the Australian National Team will face the Japanese National Team, marking the return of Softball to the summer Olympic Games, after thirteen years of absence. In 2008, Japan won gold in Beijing.

On the same day, the Azzurre will face the USA. The 2021 Olympic Games will mark the third participation of Team Italy in the softball field, after Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.

Also read: Italy wins the Olympic Qualifier and goes to Tokyo 2020!
Also read: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are postponed to 2021
Also read: New Olympic softball schedule announced for Tokyo Games
Also read: Happy World Olympic Day featuring Greta Cecchetti
Also read: Softball in the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020

The discipline of softball will open the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, being the very first of the 339 Olympic scheduled events.

/ Elda Ghilardi
Cover photo by Sascha Schneider