Which Is The International Governing Body Of Basketball And What Are The Measurements Of Court And Other Details Of Basketball Game?


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State the local, international and regional governing body of basketball ?
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Basketball is a court game which is both played indoors and outdoors. This game was invented in the USA in 1891 by James Nesmith (1861-1939). The international governing body of basketball called International de Basketball Amateur (FIBA) was founded in 1932. The National Basketball Association in the USA was established in 1949.

The basketball was included in the Olympic Games in 1936 for men and in 1976 for women. The World Basketball Championships which were initiated for men in 1950 and for women in 1953 are held every four years. USA has won all the Olympic tournaments held between 1936 and 176 (except in 1972).


Number of Players: Five on each side (Five substitutes are allowed to each side).
The Court: 26 meters x 14 meters.
Basketball Rings: 3.05 meters (10 feet) above the ground. Width of baskets is 1 foot 6 inches.
Basketball: Circumference: 75 to 80 centimeters.
Weight: 600 to 650 grams.
Air Pressure: 0.900 kg.
Duration of Match: A basketball match consists of two halves of 20 minutes each with an interval of 10 or 15 minutes.
Method of Scoring Points: One point for a goal from a free throw and two points for a goal from the field.

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