The United States was so dominant in softball – winning some 22 straight Olympic contests – the International Olympic Committee decided to eliminate the sport from the Games. But in the last-ever Olympic softball contest, Japan did the unthinkable, hanging a 3-1 defeat on the powerful Americans.
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