Basketball first featured in the Olympic Games St. Louis 1904 as a demonstration sport, but it wasn’t until Berlin 1936 that men’s basketball appeared on the Olympic programme. Meanwhile, the women’s game made its Olympic debut almost 40 years later at Montreal 1976.
Where did basketball become an Olympic sport?
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 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.
Do NBA players play in the Olympics?
Overall, since NBA players were allowed to participate in the Olympics, there have been only nine instances when a player has won an NBA title and a gold medal – either at the Olympics or the FIBA World Championships in the same year.
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 do you qualify for Olympic basketball?
The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments will include the 16 best-placed non-qualified teams from the FIBA Basketball World Cup and two highest-ranked countries per region in the FIBA World Ranking, presented by NIKE. The winner of each tournament will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.