Basketball was a demonstration sport at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis. The first Olympics where medals were awarded was the 1936 Games in Berlin.
The first team sport to be added to the olympics was football :)
No. Basketball is played at the summer olympics.
Yes Basketball is an Olympic sport.
No sports will be added in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Running and swiming
Basketball debuted as a demonstration sport at the 1904 Games in St. Louis. It was not played again in the Olympics until the 1936 Games in Berlin when it became a medal sport.