This is the worst thing that the IOC has done related to sports, eliminating the softball games for 2012. The IOC has killed the dreams and hopes of young players, countries-over 124, fans, and parents. I personally will never watch or attend an olympic competition once softball is eliminated.
Softball will teach the new generations to come how WRONG the committee members were.
Softball players will continue to develop the sport across the world, through the Pan Am games, Europe games, Asian games, African games, world cups, Canada cup, and Japan cup.
Softball has earned their right to be a part of the olympic program, huge stadiums full of people, good games,while other sports barely get a following. Money is the root of all evil and I believe it is the main cause of this one. 2008 china!!!GO SOFTBALL