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Olympic softball stats

Posted in Sportson Aug 5, 2008

Softball has only been played at the Summer Olympics three times: 1996, 2000, 2004. This year’s Olympic Games will mark the fourth time the sport has appeared at the Olympics. Because of a lack of world-wide interest, softball will not be played in the 2012 Olympics. The United States has won gold at all three previous Olympic Games.

Medal count
United States: 3 Golds
Australia: 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
Japan: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
China: 1 Silver

2004 Medalists
United States: Gold
Australia: Silver
Japan: Bronze

Appearances at all 4 Olympic Games (including 2008)
Australia, Canada, China, USA, Japan
Chinese Taipei has appeared at 2 previous Olympic Games and will appear in Beijing.

See also: Wikipedia for 2008 Softball Schedule.

According to the People’s Daily Online, Internet Game Operators in China have been ordered to install anti-addiction software on the games to prevent minors from gaming more than 3 hours a day.

China got this one right. Teens who spend too much of their time gaming form addictions to their games which curve their personal and career development. By limiting gaming time, China is encouraging teens to learn to do something more productive with their time, such as learn a new skill for form healthy relationships.
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