Olympics: 1996 Atlanta; 2000 Sydney (Australia); 2004 Athens (Greece)
Medals: Gold in 1996, 2000, 2004
In Atlanta, Laura Berg, left (No. 44) finished with a .273 batting average (6-for-22, with a double) and scored two runs. She also reached base five times after being hit by a pitch. In 2000, she started all 10 games in center field. She recorded two hits and had an assist on a play at the plate during the round-robin game against Japan.
Berg added a third gold medal to her collection when the . women's softball team stormed undefeated through the Olympic tournament. The team only gave up one run during the competition.
Typically, any athlete who tests positive for banned substances after having served a previous ban receives a lifetime ban from the sport of athletics. Many high-profile sportspeople to receive doping bans have come from the sport of athletics, with significant past cases concerning Ben Johnson , Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery . Furthermore, a number of athletes who underwent state-sponsored doping programmes in East Germany between the 1960s and 1980s were competitors in athletics, but the quality of the international anti-doping work was so poor that only one East German athlete ever tested positive.  Following allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia , the IAAF suspended the country's athletes from competition, including the 2016 Summer Olympics.