Did basketball became an Olympic sport in 1936?

What sports were played in the 1936 Olympics?

List of sports for the 1936 Olympics

  • Aquatics (Swimming, Diving and Water Polo)
  • Athletics.
  • Basketball.
  • Boxing.
  • Canoeing.
  • Cycling (Road & Track)
  • Equestrian.
  • Fencing.

Did basketball become an Olympic sport?

Olympic history

Louis 1904 Olympic Games, when the competition counted as an event of the American basketball championship, with only American teams taking part. A few years later, in 1936, basketball became an official Olympic sport at the Berlin Games.

What countries were not invited to the 1948 Olympics?

Germany and Japan were not invited to participate in the games; the Soviet Union was invited but chose not to send any athletes, sending observers instead to prepare for the 1952 Olympics.

Where did basketball became famous first?

A game that started with eighteen men in a YMCA gymnasium in Springfield, Massachusetts, has grown into a game that more than 300 million people play worldwide. The man who created this instantly successful sport was Dr. James Naismith.

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