Olympic softball standings: Updated scores, results from the 2021 tournament bracket

Just 15 games to determine who plays for the gold.

Unlike Olympic softball tourneys in the past, this go-around is a bit different: With just six teams involved in the 2021 Olympic softball field, some changes had to be made to the format, and they’re simple — and welcome — changes.

So instead of round-robin play and then a playoff, there is a single round-robin tournament that will ultimately decide the order of the seeds, with the top two teams vying for gold on July 27. Easy, peasy.

Here’s how the standings shake out entering the first round of games on July 20:

MORE: What you need to know about Olympic softball in 2021

Olympic softball standings

Olympic softball standings work like a normal baseball or softball season: Each team will play each other once, with the top two squads advancing to the gold-medal game. The third- and fourth-place teams land in the bronze medal game.

PlaceTeamGames playedWinsLossesRuns forRuns againstRun differentialGames back
1Australia
2Canada
3Italy
4Japan
5Mexico
6United States

Last updated: Tuesday, July 20

Olympic softball tournament schedule, results

There isn’t a traditional bracket in the 2021 softball tournament as there would be in single- or double-elimination tournaments. This year, it’s a single round-robin format, with every team playing each other once, marking a departure from eight-team group play in prior Olympics.

That format makes for 15 games total, before the bronze- and gold-medal games on July 27:

Tuesday, July 20

MatchupTV channelTime (ET)Result
Australia at JapanNBC Sports8 p.m.Japan 8, Australia 1
Italy at USANBC Sports11 p.m.USA 2, Italy 0

Wednesday, July 21

MatchupTV channelTime (ET)Result
Mexico at CanadaNBC Sports, CBC2 a.m.TBD
USA at CanadaNBC Sports, CBC8 p.m.TBD
Mexico at JapanNBC Sports11 p.m.TBD

Thursday, July 22

MatchupTV channelTime (ET)Result
Italy at AustraliaNBC Sports2 a.m.TBD

Friday, July 23

MatchupTV channelTime (ET)Result
Australia at CanadaNBC Sports, CBC9 p.m.TBD

Saturday, July 24

MatchupTV channelTime (ET)Result
USA at MexicoNBC Sports1:30 a.m.TBD
Japan at ItalyNBC Sports7 a.m.TBD
Australia at USANBC Sports9 p.m.TBD

Sunday, July 25

MatchupTV channelTime (ET)Result
Canada at JapanNBC Sports, CBC1:30 a.m.TBD
Italy at MexicoNBC Sports7 a.m.TBD
Japan at USANBC9 p.m.TBD

Monday, July 26

MatchupTV channelTime (ET)Result
Canada at ItalyNBC Sports, CBC1:30 a.m.TBD
Mexico at AustraliaNBC Sports7 a.m.TBD

Tuesday, July 27

MatchupTV channelTime (ET)Result
Bronze Medal GameNBC SportsMidnightTBD
Gold Medal GameNBC Sports7 a.m.TBD

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