Basketball made its Olympic debut at the Games of the XI Olympiad in Berlin in 1936, and has been on the programme at every edition since. It was included as a demonstration sport at the Games in 1904 in St Louis. Women’s basketball was included on the Olympic programme for the first time in 1976 in Montreal.
When was basketball officially introduced in Olympics * 2 points?
Previously, basketball had been introduced as a demonstration sport (with no medal awarded) at the 1904 games in St. Louis, Missouri. The first presentation of an olympic basketball tournament in 1936 attracted 23 nations, in itself an olympic record.
When and where did basketball become an Olympic sport?
A few years later, in 1936, basketball became an official Olympic sport at the Berlin Games. Women’s basketball was included on the Olympic programme for the first time 40 years later at the 1976 Montreal Games.
Who really invented basketball?
What is the original rule of basketball?
On 15 January 1892, James Naismith published his rules for the game of “Basket Ball” that he invented: The original game played under these rules was quite different from the one played today as there was no dribbling, dunking, three-pointers, or shot clock, and goal tending was legal.
How many hours before the basketball game should you drink?
Drink about 16 ounces of water or a sports drink two hours prior to the game. Thirty minutes before tip-off, drink another 4 to 8 ounces. Hydrating begins well before the jump ball. If you wait until you’re thirsty, it’s already too late, and your athletic performance will suffer.
How many rules are there in basketball?
Your rulebook has 10 rules – plus, of course, a large number of articles and sub-sections. But still,10 basic over-arching rules are at the heart of the game.