Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Olympic Basketball

Basketball was invented in 1980 by DR James Naismith , a Canadian physical education teacher who
Wanted to create a game that would be played in leisure times . The first game that was took place in
December 1891 used peach basket for goal . In the 120years since these humble beginnings basketball
Has popular and most exciting games for the world.

Basketball was originally played within association football. The first ball was made for basketball was
Brown, and it was only in late 1950s that Tony Hinkle, after that orange ball was introduce and alike by
The spectators. In Berlin 1936, the first Olympic tournament Basketball was held outdoor courts made
Of sand that turned to mud in rain . There was an exhibition tournament of basketball at St Louis 1904
Games but only few American club competed.

Basketball is played by two teams of five players on an indoor court that is 28 meters long and 15m
wides. Points are scored by shooting the ball into opponents (or, Basket) which has a diameter of
450-459mm and sits on backboard 3.05m above the floor. Two points are awarded for a regular shoot
From open play with one point for each successful free throw and three points for a shoot from
Distance. The tallest player of modern Basketball is You Ming of china who stand at massive 7’6(2.29m).

At London 2012 , the basketball competition will take place in two venues. London Olympic Basketball
Will be start Saturday28 July-Sunday 12 August .Two medals events will be happen . North Greenwich
Arena men’s quarterfinal and women’s Sami-finals onwards . 300 Basketball will be use during London
Olympic 2012. In this nice event 288 (144m ,144women , 12 teams in each event) are participating .

 The fans of basketball can get tickets at Olympic Basketball tickets and Olympic tickets from Global ticket market  at very nominal cost .

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