Live From Tokyo Olympics: Baseball at Yokohama Stadium Photo Gallery
Baseball was played as a ‘demonstration sport’ at a number of editions of the Games before being adopted as a medal sport at Barcelona 1992. The sport was contested until Beijing 2008, then removed from the program. Given the popularity of baseball in Japan, an invitation by the International Olympic Committee for the host country to propose the temporary inclusion of additional events saw the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee propose both men’s baseball and women’s softball. Games are being played primarily at Yokohama Stadium but were also played at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium.