Basketball was introduced in the Olympic programme at the 1904 Games in St Louis as a demonstration event. Basketball was first contested as a medal event at the 1936 Olympics. Women’s basketball, meanwhile, made its debut at the Montreal 1976 Games. 3x3 basketball made its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020.
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 .
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Basketball at the Summer Olympics has been a sport for men consistently since 1936. Prior to its inclusion as a medal sport, basketball was held as a demonstration event in 1904. Women's basketball made its debut in the Summer Olympics in 1976. FIBA organizes both the men's and women's FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments and the Summer ...
Basketball was among these. • 1930: At the Olympic Congress in Berlin, it was decided to add basketball to the “athletic games” (which included football, tennis, polo and hockey), from among which the Organising Committee could choose. 1936 •programme programmes proposed by various federations (including the basketball 1935
With dribbling made difficult on a muddy court, the Joe Fortenberry-led Americans prevailed in a low-scoring game, 19-8. Dr. James Naismith presented the medals. St. Louis, 1904: Only 13 years after Dr. James Naismith invented basketball, the sport was added to the 1904 Olympics as a demonstration.
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Basketball saw its official Olympic entry in 1936, which took place in Berlin. Given that there were no Olympic games for 12 years following that one, due to World War II, the next basketball entry was in 1948 in London. The game had a brief showing at the 1904 Olympics, but other than that, basketball took a back seat to other sports until 1936.
History. When the Olympic Games get underway in Tokyo in 2020, it will herald the 20th edition of basketball being played at the prestigious event. It is a competition which the USA have dominated across the entire 80 years and will arrive in Japan as both the current holders, and having been crowned as Olympic champions an absolutely eye-popping 15-times.