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basketball

Date Submitted: 07/06/2003 16:40:23
Category: / Recreation & Sports
Length: 2 pages (685 words)
.; ; .; ; .; ; .; ; .; ; .; ; .; ; .; ; .; ; .; ; .; ; .; ; .; ; .; ; .; ; .; ; History of Basketball Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. He was born in 1861 in Ramsay township, near Almonte, Ontario, Canada. The concept of basketball was born from his school days in the area where he played a simple child's game known as duck-on-a-rock outside his one-room schoolhouse. The game involved attempting to knock a "duck" off the top of a large rock by tossing another rock at it. Naismith went …
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…making the most goals in that time shall be declared the winners. In addition to the creation of the sport, Naismith graduated as a medical doctor, primarily interested in sports physiology and what we would today call sports science and as Presbyterian minister, with a keen interest in philosophy and clean living. Naismith watched his sport, introduced in many nations by the YMCA movement as early as 1893. Basketball was introduced at the Berlin Olympics in 1936.
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