Feature story on the history of softball in the Olympic Games. Given 1,000 words to cover four quads of competition.

Softball spent four “quads” as an Olympic sport with a debut in 1996 and the final Olympic softball competitions taking place in Beijing in 2008.

The United States was a dominant force in international competition for decades prior to inclusion in the Olympic Games with American teams focusing on Pan-Am Games and World Championship titles. The sport was added to the Olympic Programme in a slightly unusual fashion in 1991. Read more…

About Amy Symons Hughes

I spent 14 years working in professional and (mostly) collegiate Sports Information/Media Relations offices. Now I am a freelance writer, primarily covering softball, women's basketball and mens & women's swimming and diving for I have worked full-time in five NCAA Division I Conferences (4 BCS Conferences) and with National Coaching Associations, and I am the media coordinator for the Cathedral City Classic softball tournament.
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