The baseball events of the 29th Olympic Games will be organized at the Wukesong Baseball Field in Beijing from August 13-23, 2008.
Teams taking part in baseball competition are Canada, China, Chinese
Taipei, Cuba, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands and United States.
Schedule of Events
Matches will be held between Netherlands-Chinese Taipei, United
States-South Korea, Canada-China and Japan-Cuba.
Matches will take place between United States-Netherlands, Canada-Cuba,
China-South Korea and Japan-Chinese Taipei.
Matches will be held between Chinese Taipei-China, South Korea-Canada,
Cuba-United States and Netherlands-Japan.
Matches will be organized between Canada-United States,
Netherlands-China, Chinese Taipei-Cuba, and South Korea-Japan.
Matches will be held between Japan-Canada, Netherlands-Cuba, South
Korea-Chinese Taipei, and China-United States.
Games will be held between Canada-Netherlands, China-Japan, Cuba-South
Korea, and Chinese Taipei-United States.
Matches will take place between China-Cuba, Chinese Taipei-Canada,
South Korea-Netherlands and Japan-United States.
August 22 and 23
Semifinals and Finals
Eight teams are competing in the Olympic baseball tournament, and the
competition consists of two rounds. A round robin format is followed by
the preliminary round, where each of the teams plays all the other teams
once. Following this, the top four teams move to a page playoff system
round culminating in the bronze and gold medal games.
One or more umpires have been appointed to officiate at each league
championship game. The umpires are responsible for the conduct of the
game according to the official rules and for maintaining discipline and
order on the playing field.
The Official Scorer
An official scorer has been appointed for each league championship
game. He observes the game from a position in the press box. The scorer
has sole authority to make all decisions involving judgment. He
communicates such decisions to the press box and broadcasting booths by
hand signals or over the press box loud speaker system.