The IOCs decision to eliminate softball and baseball from the summer olympics is not necessary. A better solution could have easily been found. The winter Olympics have much fewer sports included than the summer games and this has been a criticism raised by Olympic watchers. Also, there are a number of events, which, although historically have been summer events, into todays modern world these events are held indoors and the season is no longer a concern. My suggestion is to move some of these sports from the summer to the winter games. Such examples could be judo, wrestling, weight lifting, boxing, table tennis etc. The list is quite long not all would have to move. A transition period could have these events held in 2012 at the summer games and repeated in 2014 at the winter games. Such an approach would be supportive of the athletes and the games themselves. It would also broaden the winter games audience by including sports to the winter Olympics which would be more regularly played by athletes in countries which do not have a winter climate. These countries could be able to participate competitively in these sporting events in the Winter games. This is a win win solution.