Women's basketball became a medal event at the 1976 Games in Montreal.
Basketball was first introduced into the Summer Olympic Games of 1936 in Berlin. It started as an outdoor sport and was not played inside until 1948. The United States came out on top from the start, winning the first medals for the game. The US then struggled with alternating wins and losses all through it's history.1936 Berlin1972 Soviet Union1976 USA1980 Yugoslav's1984 USA1988 Soviet Union1989 [Professionals allowed to participate]2004 Argentina2008 USA**America won all Olympic Basketball tournaments from 1936 through 1972, then again from 1989 through 2004**
· Ian Thorpe (Australian swimmer - 5 Olympic gold medals) · Isiah Thomas (basketball) · Michael Irvin (football) · Monte Irvin (baseball) · Dan Issel (basketball) · Allen Iverson (basketball)
Isiah Thomas is a famous retired professional basketball player. Jim Thorpe is a famous athlete and Olympic track champion.
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Basketball was invented in Massachussetts.
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The first Olympic games were in Greece.