Basketball – 2016 Rio Olympics Games

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Updated: June 14, 2016

Basketball

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Basketball

The basketball is a team sport that basically involves inserting a ball in a hoop placed at a height of three meters, from which hangs a network, giving it the appearance of a basket. By National Federations in the Caribbean and in the motherland Spain. While in most South American countries and Mexico, Argentina and Peru and is known as basketball (for the modification to the language of his original name), in English.

Marked by US dominance since its inception, the Olympic basketball is in a new era in which parity as the sport has expanded. Since its debut in Berlin 1936 to return the US to the top in Beijing, with controversy in the final for the gold medal and the Dream Team in mid- traces the history of basket ball in the Summer Games knowing the differences between international standards and the NBA, and a presentation of US applicants.

The sport of basketball was invented by James Naismith Canadian long back , who was a teacher of Physical Education in December 1891 at the YMCA (Igles acronym for Christian Youth Association), located in Springfield. It should be noted that basketball was born in the United States not perform more a sport, but as a need for some sporting activity.

The game

This sport is played with two teams of five people each for four periods or quarters of 10 ( FIBA ) and 12 (NBA) minutes each. The end of the second quarter the rest usually lasts 15 to 20 minutes is performed, guided by self regulation championship to which it belongs. The sport of basketball is not done only by people with suitable physical qualities, but also there is the category of ” wheelchair basket ball ” where disabled participate, to be governed by the same rules of traditional game.

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Basketball - 2016 Rio Olympics Games
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The basketball is a team sport that basically involves inserting a ball in a hoop placed at a height of three meters, from which hangs a network
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