Yokohama Stadium in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan, has become a top candidate to host baseball in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, an official source said Monday. Baseball and softball, which have not been played at the Olympics since 2008, are among the sports that 2020 organizers have nominated for the Tokyo Games in addition to the core Olympic program. Yokohama Stadium is the home of Nippon Professional Baseball’s DeNA BayStars. Read more here.
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The International Olympic Committee’s executive board on Monday approved the venues for eight more sports on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic program, but baseball and softball still await the call. Because of the popularity of the sports in Japan, they are seen as possible favorites to be reinstated in time for the 2020 Summer Games. Read more here