The International Softball Federation (ISF) published the schedule for the Olympic Games in Beijing in August this summer. The event starts on August 12th and lasts till August 21st. The eight teams Netherlands, USA, China, Venezuela, Chinese Taipei, Canada, Japan and Australia are competing at the Fengtai Softball Field. The game days are split into a morning (09:30-14:00) and a night session (17:00 – 21:30) with two matches apiece.
The Dutch Women Softball team opens the tournament against host China. They will play a single round robin with the top four squads advancing into the semi-finals. They will have an off day after the conclusion of the preliminary round.
Schedule for the Netherlands:
August 12 17:00 at China
August 13 19:30 at Canada
August 14 17:00 versus Japan
August 15 19:30 at Venezuela
August 16 17:00 versus Australia
August 17 19:30 at United States
August 18 09:30 versus Chinese Taipei