Basketball

Venue Arrival Team Officials Meeting Event Start Date Event End Date Departure
Indoor Stadium, Mundayad 07/02/2015 08/02/2015 09/02/2015 13/02/2015 15/02/2015

Medal Events in Basketball(for 35th National Games, Kerala)

 

 

Sl.NoBasketball
1Basketball Men
2Basketball Women

 

Basketball - 2015 National Games

2011 National Games Medal Tally of Basketball

 

Teams

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Punjab (Men)

1

0

0

1

Tamil Nadu (Women)

1

0

0

1

Uttarakhand (Men)

0

1

0

1

Chattisgarh (Women)

0

1

0

1

Delhi (Women)

0

0

1

1

Services (Men)

0

0

1

1

 

Basketball

Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The aim is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter and 10 feet (3.0 m) high mounted to a backboard at each end. Basketball has viewers and popularity across the world.

 

History

The story of how basketball came into existence centres around how Dr. James Naismith, a physical education professor and instructor at the International YMCA, Massachusetts, was endeavouring to keep his gym class lively on a rainy day in 1891. He hunted for a spirited indoor game to keep his students engaged and at suitable levels of vigour during the extensive New England winters. He wrote the fundamental rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot lofty track. Unlike current basketball nets, this peach basket retained its base, and balls had to be reclaimed by hand after each point scored; later the bottom of the basket was removed.

Basketball was then played with a soccer ball. Initially brown balls were used, and in the late 1950s, a ball more visible to the spectators and players was searched out, and the current orange ball was introduced by Tony Hinkle. In the beginning, there was no dribbling, but just "bounce pass" to teammates. The balls had an asymmetric shape as well, limiting dribbling. As the ball shape was improved on, dribbling came to stay. In 1906, the peach baskets were replaced by metal hoops with backboards, and also altered so that the balls fell through. The backboard was put in to prevent the spectators interfering with the shot, as the baskets were formerly connected to the mezzanine balcony. Now rebound shots could also be allowed.

The new game was now christened ‘Basket Ball’ by Naismith. The YMCA gymnasium, Albany witnessed the first official game in 1892 January, the number of players in it was nine and the score was 1-0 when the game ended; the court was half the size of basketball courts today. The standard team of five members came into vogue by 1897–1898.

 

Olympics Basketball

Basketball was included as a demonstration event in 1904, and 1936 saw Basketball come in as a Summer Olympics medal sport and it has continued to be so ever since. Basketball for women made its first appearance in 1976, in the Summer Olympics. The United States claims the credit of the most successful country in Olympic basketball. The men's teams have won 14 of 17 tournaments they participated in; this includes consecutive titles from 1936 to 1968. The women's teams have taken 7 titles out of 9 participations, five successive wins from 1996 to 2012.