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The Baseball Competition at the 1996 Olympics was held in Atlanta, Georgia. The competition was held from July 20 to August 2 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The competition was won by Cuba.

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[edit] Competing Nations

Further information: 1996 Olympics (Qualification) and 1996 Olympics (Rosters)

Nation Qualification
Flag of Australia Australia Winner a playoff between the African Champion and Oceania Champion (South Africa)
Flag of Cuba Cuba First place at the Pan American Games
Flag of Italy Italy Second place at European Championships
Flag of Japan Japan First place at Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands First place at European Championships
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua Second place at the Pan American Games
Flag of South Korea South Korea Second place at Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament
Flag of United States United States Automatic qualifier as host nation of the Olympics

[edit] Competition Format and Rules

The Olympic baseball tournament consists of an one-game round-robin preliminary round. The top four teams advance to the medals round. The first medal round consists of two single game semifinals between the first and fourth place teams and the second and third place teams. The semifinal losers then play a bronze medal game, with the winner earning the medal and the loser receiving 4th place. The semifinal winners play in the final, which awards the winner a gold medal and the loser a silver medal.

Rosters are limited to 24 players per team. Aluminum bats are allowed. There is also a mercy rule that is invoked if a team is winning by 10 or more runs after 7 innings (or 6 1/2 innings if the home team is leading).

[edit] Final Ranking

Rank Nation
Gold Flag of Cuba Cuba
Silver Flag of Japan Japan
Bronze Flag of United States United States
4th Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua
5th Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
6th Flag of Italy Italy
7th Flag of Australia Australia
8th Flag of South Korea South Korea

[edit] Preliminary Round Results

Further Information: 1996 Olympics (Preliminary Round Results)

[edit] July 20

10:00 AM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of United States United States 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 6 0
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1

3:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Cuba Cuba 2 0 3 3 0 8 0 3 - 19 20 2
Flag of Australia Australia 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 - 8 12 5

8:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Japan Japan 1 1 1 0 1 2 6 - - 12 17 0
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 - - 2 6 4

[edit] July 21

3:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of South Korea South Korea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Flag of Italy Italy 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 x 2 6 1

8:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Flag of Japan Japan 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 7 6 0
Flag of Cuba Cuba 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 12 1

[edit] July 22

10:00 AM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 8 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 - 16 18 1
Flag of Australia Australia 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 - 6 7 2

3:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Italy Italy 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 1
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 x 7 5 2

8:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of South Korea South Korea 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 8 4
Flag of United States United States 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 x 7 10 3

[edit] July 23

10:00 AM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 - - 2 4 0
Flag of Cuba Cuba 2 0 2 1 6 7 x - - 18 17 0

3:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 0 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 8 14 4
Flag of South Korea South Korea 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 8 1

8:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Australia Australia 0 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 9 14 0
Flag of Japan Japan 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 11 3

[edit] July 24

3:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of United States United States 6 0 5 2 0 2 0 - - 15 11 0
Flag of Italy Italy 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 3 6 2

8:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Cuba Cuba 0 1 1 4 0 3 2 3 0 14 20 0
Flag of South Korea South Korea 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 5 11 17 2

[edit] July 25

10:00 AM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 1 0 4 0 0 0 - - - 5 10 0
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - 0 5 1

3:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Italy Italy 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 12 15 3
Flag of Australia Australia 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 8 12 3

8:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of United States United States 7 0 0 0 7 1 0 - - 15 14 0
Flag of Japan Japan 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 - - 5 6 1

[edit] July 27

10:00 AM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Japan Japan 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 13 13 1
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 11 2

3:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Italy Italy 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 - - 6 11 7
Flag of Cuba Cuba 0 4 5 5 4 2 x - - 20 19 0

8:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Australia Australia 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 - - 5 9 1
Flag of United States United States 7 0 2 6 0 0 x - - 15 13 0

[edit] July 28

10:00 AM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 10 0
Flag of South Korea South Korea 0 3 2 1 5 0 0 0 x 11 16 1

3:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Cuba Cuba 4 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 13 0
Flag of United States United States 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1 8 13 2

8:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Australia Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 5 2
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 - 10 13 0

[edit] July 29

10:00 AM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 8 13 1
Flag of Italy Italy 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 3 7 9 1

3:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 13 1
Flag of Cuba Cuba 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 x 8 12 1

8:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of South Korea South Korea 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 - - 4 8 2
Flag of Japan Japan 0 0 2 3 5 3 1 - - 14 19 0

[edit] July 30

10:00 AM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of United States United States 5 0 2 2 1 4 3 - - 17 18 1
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - - 1 3 3

3:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Italy Italy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 6 1
Flag of Japan Japan 1 2 0 1 3 2 1 2 - 12 13 0

8:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 13 1
Flag of Cuba Cuba 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 x 8 12 1

[edit] Preliminary Round Standings

Nation G W L Pct RS RA
Flag of Cuba Cuba 7 7 0 1.000 97 49
Flag of United States United States 7 6 1 0.857 81 27
Flag of Japan Japan 7 4 3 0.571 69 45
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 7 4 3 0.571 44 30
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 7 2 5 0.286 32 76
Flag of Italy Italy 7 2 5 0.286 33 71
Flag of Australia Australia 7 2 5 0.286 47 86
Flag of South Korea South Korea 7 1 6 0.143 40 59
  • Japan was ranked higher than Nicaragua due to head-to-head record.

[edit] Final Round Results

Further Information: 1996 Olympics (Final Round Results)

[edit] Semifinals

August 1, 2:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Flag of Cuba Cuba 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 2 x 8 14 2

August 1, 7:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Japan Japan 0 3 0 0 3 0 2 2 1 11 15 0
Flag of United States United States 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 1

[edit] Bronze Medal Game

August 2, 2:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of United States United States 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 10 12 1
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2

[edit] Gold Medal Game

August 2, 7:00 PM at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Flag of Japan Japan 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 2 9 9 1
Flag of Cuba Cuba 3 3 0 0 0 4 1 2 x 13 14 0
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