Veffenix asked in SportsBaseball · 1 decade ago

Why are is the IOC taking Baseball out of the Olympics Starting in 2012?

Don't a lot of countries play it?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hint: the 2004 USA team did not qualify for the Olympic tournament. Some people need to know this.

    Baseball does not yet have sufficiently strong or widespread appeal, so the IOC decided (by vote) to demote it from medalist competition. Actions are being taken to try reinstating baseball (and softball) for the 2016 Games, and possibly -- don't hope for much, but possibly -- for 2012 as well.

  • 1 decade ago

    It might also have some to do with the World Baseball Classic too. I mean the countries compete for that, so why do the Olympics too?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    cause the finals is always USA vs Japan

    and that's what the World Baseball Classic is for.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they already did. Baseball does not have a worldwide appeal.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    there is the WBC and it never that popular

    and maybe its steroids too

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