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Basketball began in 1891 in Springfield, in the USA. It started with an appeal by the department of Physical Education at Springfield University, for a fast-moving ball game to help keep the students fit during the cold winter months.

The appeal was successfully answered by a teacher, James Naismith, who came up with the idea of Basketball.

The first baskets to be used were two vegetables baskets and these were fixed at a height of three metres and five centimetres at each end of the gymnasium.

The first team match was played in front of a crowd of 200 people.

The game was students versus teachers and the teachers won by 5 baskets to 1

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The game of basketball was invented by James Naismith, back in 1892. It was in 1893, that the first College Basketball game was played. It was between New Brighton and Geneva College. The first game was held in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, home of Geneva College Golden Tornados

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In the 1890's in Canada. Basketball was invented in 1891

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At the start in centre of the court

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1978

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