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Olympic dream "taken away" from ex-Michigan softball star Amanda Chidester

[link=http://www.freep.com/article/20120802/COL38/308020284/Jeff-Seidel-Olympic-dream-taken-away-from-ex-Michigan-softball-star-Amanda-Chidester]http://www.freep.com/article/20120802/COL38/308020284/Jeff-Seidel-Olympic-dream-taken-away-from-ex-Michigan-softball-star-Amanda-Chidester[/link]
 
Articles like this drive me nuts. It never mentions why softball and baseball were dropped as Olympic Sports and the initial vote to drop it happened almost 7 years ago. I feel bad for the UM player mentioned but if I remember correctly, the USOC decided that there wasn't enough international competition (the sport was dominated by a few countries primarily the US) and not enough countries were participating.

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