Baseball and softball dropped from the Olympic Games 2012 by the IOC.
First time that a sports was dropped since 1936.
One of the fastest growing sports worldwide was dropped from Olympic competition in 2012 despite some stupid clay pigeon shooting or archery events were allowed to stay in.
Not only it was a blow below the belt for especially the USA, it was also a big loss for women's sports that the IOC originally agreed on to support and to boost, rather than to drop.
IOC = idiots on crack
anyway, I hope these sports will be back again for 2016 and that Japan and USA win Gold in these events in China
But what an incredibly anti-American and misogynist decision