Baseball at the 2020 Olympics
The outstanding popularity of baseball is certainly unquestionable, however, it has been subjected to a very tough ride throughout the history. From being a demonstration sport, many years had passed before it qualified to become a medal sport, but it only took almost two decades for it to be erased in the Olympic program once again. However, the most awaited time for softball fans have come as the 2020 Olympics Baseball is set to rise on Tokyo.
It is definitely no surprise that people from Japan have the intense love for the game of Baseball and the fact that it's going to rise again from their Country only means great things for Baseball. For one, this could mean that this game is going to enter a new age of existence in the limelight that's may even take it a leap further in the international scene. This is also further strengthened with the fact that Major League Baseball players will also be expected to participate in this game-changing and revolutionary event.
With the impending rise of this outstanding game yet again, there are also some out there who are beginning to make stipulations of what names will appear on the teams of various countries. This is because the challenge and competition is expected to be tough, especially with the fact that Japan and Korea have dominated the previous games when Baseball was still part of the Olympics back in the early 21st century. This is through the help of their professional baseball teams with phenomenal players to boot, which allowed them to win gold.
Other countries that have also garnered a gold medal in the short years of Olympic Baseball back in the days, is Cuba. Out of all the western countries, Cuba is said to be the sole country that have managed to snatch gold medals one after another during the Olympic Baseball duration from 1992-2008. Though some are still looking forward to the rise of this country, there are also those that views it to be a weakened team already, especially because of the fact that US may have already grabbed enormous amount of talents from them already.
From the hype alone, one will be able to conclude just how influential the game of Baseball is. This is despite the fact that it has been in a kind of hiatus from the Olympics. Other than 2020 Olympics Baseball, there are also other sports that were approved with it which includes surfing, sports climbing, skateboarding and even Karate.