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Baseball at 2008 Summer Games: Baseball is a bat-and-ball game, in which a hard, fist sized ball is thrown by the pitcher towards the hitting area of a batter. The batter attempts to hit the ball with a cylindrical shaped bat made from wood or metal. The origin of the game, baseball is considered to be a bat-and-ball game called "rounders". The game developed in the United

States of America. Baseball gained popularity in North America and parts of Latin America, the Caribbean and East Asia. It is the national game of the USA.


In the baseball game, a team can score only at the time of batting. During batting, the batters have to run counter clockwise on the field passing four markers set on the ground. The markers are called "bases". These bases are arranged at the corners of a diamond. The distance between two bases can be measured to be 90 feet.


Baseball emerged as a semiprofessional game. However, with time, the game has turned into a professional game.


Baseball in the Summer Games: Baseball made its debut in the schedule of the Summer Games in 1904. The sport was held as a demonstration sport then. Baseball has been included in the Olympic schedule for 12 Olympiads. It was only in the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games, when the game got the status of a full medal sport.


Rules for Baseball: There are some rules followed during the baseball game at international level. These rules are set by the Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and the NCAA. Some of the basic rules of the game are as follows -


  • The baseball teams should consist of nine players.
  • To record a run during the game, a player has to touch all the four bases on the field.
  • The size and shape of the baseball field are determined by the MLB.
  • The weight and size of the bat and ball used during baseball game are specified by the NCAA baseball rules.
  • Damaging or discoloring the ball during the game is considered to be a punishable offence.
  • The bats used by the batters have to display the certification mark. On revelation of the violation of this rule, the batter can be declared out.
  • Catching the ball with some illegal means is an offence.
  • Players' attires during the game have to follow the NCAA baseball rule.
  • There are many ways in which the defending team can defend the scoring of the opponent team.

Medal winners in Baseball: Cuba, the United States of America and japan has been leading the baseball game in the Summer Olympics. Pete Rose, Stan Musial, Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cobb, Barry Bonds, Lou Gehrig, Henry Aaron, Willey Mays, Ted Williams, George Herman Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Mark McGwire, Cal Ripken, Jr., Carl Yastrzemski, George Brett, Mike Schmidt, Honus Wagner, Roger Clemens, Reggie Jackson, Mickey Mantle and Nolan Ryan are the top baseball players of the world.

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Last updated on: March 19, 2016



Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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