Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fact of the Day: Basketball Honor

When basketball became an official Olympic sport in 1936, James Naismith tossed out the first basketball as he was the creator of the sport. He also handed out the medals with USA getting the gold medal, Canada getting the silver medal, and Mexico getting the bronze medal. 

15 comments:

  1. Because James Naismith was Canadian, we have a "Heritage Minute" TV video dedicated to him and his peach baskets:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzsbZ3oem3Y

    These Heritage Minutes are supposed to help teach Canadians about our own history and heritage. They've been running on TV here for decades.

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  2. Well isn't that interesting. I didn't know that.

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  3. I love in Kentucky...and basketball is a way of life here.

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  4. Everything was commenced by someone, it's interesting.

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  5. Knew he created it thanks to those commercials, never knew he threw out the first ball though

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  6. Another piece of history I am glad to know. Thanks Adam !

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  7. I think the game would be much more fun today if they still used peach baskets. And maybe peaches.

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  8. We love Naismith here in Canada:D

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  9. This is so interesting and I didn't know basketball went back to 1936.

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  10. I don't like to watch basketball, but I do like to shoot a few hoops here and there.

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