What a riduculous decision by the Olympic Committee. Softball is a great sport and should remain a part of the Olympics. Softball is played by many internationally and has come to be a very competetive sport world wide, not just by Americans. Yes, the US has won the Gold all three times since first starting in 1996 (GO USA!!!), but what about the teams out there who strive to beat the US and win the Gold, now they will not have the chance unless they wait and see if softball returns in after London. I wonder if there is any sort of petition that could get it back on the schedule, Ill have to check that out...I am sure all the softball fans in the world would help out.