Softball at the 2020 Olympics

Drawing upon more than 20 years of investment management experience, Scott Bushley is a partner at Granite Point Capital, where he oversees finance and operations. Outside of his professional pursuits, Scott Bushley serves as a member of the board of directors for the Cohasset Youth Baseball and Softball Association.

Softball hasn’t been part of the Olympics since 2008, but the sport is returning to the agenda for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Competition will take place from July 22 to 28 at the Azuma Stadium in Fukushima, and include the six best teams in the world—four of which have to earn entry via qualification tournaments. Japan automatically qualifies as host, and the United States earned entry by winning the 2018 World Championships.

The Americas softball Olympic qualifier concluded on September 1, with Canada and Mexico advancing to the Olympics. Mexico secured its berth via a 2-1 victory over Canada, while Canada did so following a 7-0 victory over Brazil. Entering the tournament, Canada and Mexico were ranked No. 3 and No. 5 in the world, respectively. Italy has also qualified by winning the Europe-Africa qualifiers. The Asia-Oceania qualifying tournament was expected to begin on September 24.