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Softball is a variant of baseball played with a larger ball (11 in. to 12 in. sized ball) on a smaller field. [1]

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American football

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

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Base running

In baseball, base running is the act of running around the bases performed by members of the team at bat.

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Baseball

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding.

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Baseball (ball)

A baseball is a ball used in the sport of the same name.

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Baseball bat

A baseball bat is a smooth wooden or metal club used in the sport of baseball to hit the ball after it is thrown by the pitcher.

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Baseball field

A baseball field, also called a ball field, sandlot or a baseball diamond, is the field upon which the game of baseball is played.

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Bat-and-ball games

Bat-and-ball games (or safe haven games to avoid being confused with club games such as golf and hockey) are field games played by two opposing teams.

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Batted ball

In baseball, a batted ball is any ball that, after a pitch, is contacted by the batter's bat.

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Batting (baseball)

In baseball, batting is the act of facing the opposing pitcher and trying to produce offense for one's team.

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Batting order (baseball)

In baseball, the batting order or batting lineup is the sequence in which the members of the offense take their turns in batting against the pitcher.

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Beer league

A beer league (North American English) or pub league (British English) is a form of sports league primarily funded by sponsorships from pubs, taverns and bars.

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Bunt (baseball)

A bunt is a special type of offensive technique in baseball or fastpitch softball.

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Catcher

Catcher is a position for a baseball or softball player.

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Ceiba pentandra

Ceiba pentandra is a tropical tree of the order Malvales and the family Malvaceae (previously separated in the family Bombacaceae), native to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, northern South America, and (as the variety C. pentandra var. guineensis) to tropical west Africa.

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Century of Progress

A Century of Progress International Exposition was a World's Fair registered under the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), which was held in Chicago, as The Chicago World's Fair, from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial.

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Chicago

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.

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Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum (formerly known as the Chicago Historical Society) was founded in 1856 to study and interpret Chicago's history.

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Comparison of baseball and softball

A comparison of baseball and softball can be made as softball is directly descended from baseball.

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Composite material

A composite material (also called a composition material or shortened to composite, which is the common name) is a material made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties that, when combined, produce a material with characteristics different from the individual components.

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Cork (material)

Cork is an impermeable buoyant material, the phellem layer of bark tissue that is harvested for commercial use primarily from Quercus suber (the cork oak), which is endemic to southwest Europe and northwest Africa.

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Dartball

Dartball is a game in which darts are thrown at a large wooden or homasote board that resembles a baseball field with colored areas which denote bases.

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Designated hitter

In baseball, the designated hitter rule is the common name for Major League Baseball Rule 5.11, adopted by the American League in 1973.

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Double play

In baseball, a double play (denoted as DP in baseball statistics) is the act of making two outs during the same continuous play.

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East Asia

East Asia is the eastern subregion of the Asian continent, which can be defined in either geographical or ethno-cultural "The East Asian cultural sphere evolves when Japan, Korea, and what is today Vietnam all share adapted elements of Chinese civilization of this period (that of the Tang dynasty), in particular Buddhism, Confucian social and political values, and literary Chinese and its writing system." terms.

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Eddie Feigner

Eddie Feigner in the early 1980s. Eddie "The King" Feigner (March 25, 1925 – February 9, 2007) was an American softball player.

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ESF Men's Championship

The European Softball Men's Championship is the main championship tournament between national men's softball teams in Europe, governed by the European Softball Federation.

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ESF Women's Championship

The European Softball Women Division A Championship is the main championship tournament between national women's softball teams in Europe, governed by the European Softball Federation (ESF).

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European Softball Federation

The European Softball Federation (Fédération Européenne Softball, ESF), is the governing body of softball within Europe.

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Fair ball

In baseball a fair ball is a batted ball that entitles the batter to attempt to reach first base.

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Fastpitch softball

Fastpitch softball, also known as fastpitch or fastball, is a form of softball played commonly by women and men, though coed fast-pitch leagues also exist.

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Fire Station No. 19 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Fire Station No.

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Firefighter

A firefighter is a rescuer extensively trained in firefighting, primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten life, property and the environment as well as to rescue people and animals from dangerous situations.

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First baseman

First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a baserunner to score a run for that player's team.

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Force play

In baseball, a force is a situation when a baserunner is compelled (or forced) to vacate his time-of-pitch base—and thus try to advance to the next base—because the batter became a runner.

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Foul ball

In baseball, a foul ball is a batted ball that.

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George Hancock (softball)

George Hancock, at the time a reporter for Chicago Board of Trade, invented the game of softball in 1887.

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Glossary of baseball (L)

Category:Baseball-related lists.

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Harvard University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Illinois

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.

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Infield

Infield is a sports term whose definition depends on the sport in whose context it is used.

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Infield fly rule

The infield fly rule is a rule of baseball that treats certain fly balls as though caught, before the ball is caught, even if the infielder fails to catch it or drops it on purpose.

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Innings

An innings is one of the divisions of a cricket match during which one team takes its turn to bat.

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International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC; French: Comité International Olympique, CIO) is a Swiss private non-governmental organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, which is the authority responsible for the modern Olympic Games.

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International Softball Congress

The International Softball Congress (ISC) is a non-profit association for the promotion and administration of men's and boys fastpitch softball throughout North America with athletes coming from all over the world.

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International Softball Federation

right The International Softball Federation is the international governing body for the sport of softball with its world headquarters and training centre at Plant City, Florida.

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Junior Women's Softball World Championship

The Junior Women's World Championship is a fastpitch softball tournament for age 19-and-under national teams held by the International Softball Federation (ISF).

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Little League Baseball

Little League Baseball and Softball (officially, Little League International) is a nonprofit organization based in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States, which organizes local youth baseball and softball leagues throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world.

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Mass

Mass is both a property of a physical body and a measure of its resistance to acceleration (a change in its state of motion) when a net force is applied.

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Mercy rule

A mercy rule, slaughter rule, knockout rule, or skunk rule ends a two-competitor sports competition earlier than the scheduled endpoint if one competitor has a very large and presumably insurmountable scoring lead over the other.

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Metal

A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, "mine, quarry, metal") is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard when in solid state, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity.

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Mike Royko

Michael Royko Jr. (September 19, 1932 – April 29, 1997) was an American newspaper columnist from Chicago.

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, and the larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States.

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National Collegiate Athletic Association

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions and conferences.

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National Pro Fastpitch

National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), formerly the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL), is the only professional women's softball league in the United States.

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National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance.

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National Softball Association

The National Softball Association (NSA) “is a sporting governing body.

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Natural rubber

Natural rubber, also called India rubber or caoutchouc, as initially produced, consists of polymers of the organic compound isoprene, with minor impurities of other organic compounds, plus water.

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NCAA Division I Softball Tournament

The NCAA Division I Softball Tournament is held each year in May and June and features 64 college softball teams in the United States, culminating in the Women's College World Series (WCWS), which is played in Oklahoma City.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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New Zealand men's national softball team

The New Zealand men's national softball team (nicknamed the Black Sox/Black Socks) is the national softball team for New Zealand.

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New Zealand women's national softball team

New Zealand women's national softball team, nicknamed the White Sox, is the women's national softball team for New Zealand.

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Olympic sports

Olympic sports are sports that are contested in the Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games.

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Out (baseball)

In baseball, an out occurs when the umpire rules a batter or baserunner out.

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Outfield

The outfield is a sporting term used in cricket and baseball to refer to the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield, and in association football to players outside the goal.

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Outfielder

An outfielder is a person playing in one of the three defensive positions in baseball or softball, farthest from the batter.

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Page playoff system

The Page playoff system is a playoff format used primarily in softball and curling at the championship level, the Pakistan Super League, and the Indian Premier League cricket tournament.

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Pekin Lettes

The Pekin Lettes is a fast-pitch softball team in Pekin, Illinois, and is the oldest member-sanctioned Amateur Softball Association team in the United States.

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Physical fitness

Physical fitness is a state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities.

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Pitch (baseball)

In baseball, a pitch is the act of throwing a baseball toward home plate to start a play.

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Pitcher

In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk.

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Polyurethane

Polyurethane (PUR and PU) is a polymer composed of organic units joined by carbamate (urethane) links.

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Projectile motion

Projectile motion is a form of motion experienced by an object or particle (a projectile) that is thrown near the Earth's surface and moves along a curved path under the action of gravity only (in particular, the effects of air resistance are assumed to be negligible).

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Referee

A referee or simply ref is the person of authority in a variety of sports who is responsible for presiding over the game from a neutral point of view and making on-the-fly decisions that enforce the rules of the sport, including sportsmanship decisions such as ejection.

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Rounders

Rounders (cluiche corr) is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams.

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Running

Running is a method of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot.

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Sacrifice

Sacrifice is the offering of food, objects or the lives of animals to a higher purpose, in particular divine beings, as an act of propitiation or worship.

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Sacrifice bunt

In baseball, a sacrifice bunt (also called a sacrifice hit) is a batter's act of deliberately bunting the ball, before there are two outs, in a manner that allows a runner on base to advance to another base.

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Second baseman

In baseball and softball, second baseman is a fielding position in the infield, between second and first base.

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Shortstop

Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball or softball fielding position between second and third base, which is considered to be among the most demanding defensive positions.

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Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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Slap bunt

Slap bunting is an offensive baseball and softball technique described as "the idea behind the skill is to hit the ball to a place on the infield that's farthest from the place where the out needs to be made".

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Softball at the Summer Olympics

Softball at the Summer Olympics was on the Olympic programme from 1996 to 2008.

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Softball Australia

Australia's softball history began in 1939 when Gordon Young, Director of Physical Education in NSW, began to promote the game in schools and colleges.

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Softball in Ireland

Softball is governed in Ireland by the Softball Ireland, itself a member of the International Softball Federation.

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Sports governing body

A sports governing body is a sports organization that has a regulatory or sanctioning function.

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Squatting position

Squatting is a posture where the weight of the body is on the feet (as with standing) but the knees and hips are bent.

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Stolen base

In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a runner advances to a base to which he is not entitled and the official scorer rules that the advance should be credited to the action of the runner.

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Strike zone

In baseball, the strike zone is the volume of space through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike, if the batter does not swing.

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Tag out

In baseball, a tag out, sometimes just called a tag, is a play in which a baserunner is out because he is touched by the fielder who is holding a live ball either in hand or glove while the runner is advancing.

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Tag up

In baseball, to tag up is for a baserunner to retouch or remain on their starting base (the time-of-pitch base) until (after) the ball either lands in fair territory or is first touched by a fielder.

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Tee-ball

Tee-ball (also teeball, tee ball or t-ball) is a team sport based on and simplifying baseball and softball.

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia.

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Third baseman

A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base — the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in succession to score a run.

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Toronto

Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.

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Triple play

In baseball, a triple play (denoted as TP in baseball statistics) is the rare act of making three outs during the same continuous play.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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United States Specialty Sports Association

The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) is a volunteer, sports governing body, non-profit organization based in Viera, Florida.

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USA Softball

USA Softball (formerly the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and ASA/USA Softball) is the governing body for the United States national softball team.

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Women's Softball World Championship

The Women's Softball World Championship is a fastpitch softball tournament for women's national teams held historically every four years, now every two years, by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).

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Wood

Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants.

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World Baseball Softball Confederation

World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC; Confédération internationale de baseball et softball) is the world governing body for the sports of baseball and softball.

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Yale University

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.

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YMCA

The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), often simply called the Y, is a worldwide organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, with more than 58 million beneficiaries from 125 national associations.

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117th IOC Session

The 117th International Olympic Committee Session was held for the first time in Singapore from 2 to 9 July 2005.

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16-inch softball

16-inch softball (sometimes called clincher, mushball, cabbageballThe sport is known as in New Orleans, Louisiana. or blooperball) is a variant of softball, but using a bigger ball with no gloves or mitts on the fielders.

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1996 Summer Olympics

The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, was an international multi-sport event that was celebrated from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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2012 Summer Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Softball

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