Baseball, softball no longer in Olympics

Sadly, Singapore had to be the site of baseball's removal from the Olympics:
SINGAPORE -- Baseball and softball were tossed out of the Olympic program for the 2012 London Games -- the first sports cut from the Summer Games in 69 years. The International Olympic Committee then rejected the five sports wanting to get in.
I understand cutting sports for other sports. I wrote last month that baseball was likely to fall out in favour of rugby, and indeed, as far as world popularity is concerned, rugby might even be a better choice, what with the Rugby World Cup being apparently the third-most watched sporting event in the world and all (although I need a more accurate source for that stat). But to cut two sports just for cutting's sake without replacing them seems ridiculous.

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