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Basketball originated in USA in 1891 and this team sport has been part of the Olympic programme consistently since 1936. In the men’s and women’s competitions the USA have conquered the podium winning 23 gold medals between them.
Tokyo 2020 will see a new discipline introduced alongside the traditional 5v5 game with 3x3 competition.
The UK National Governing Body is British Basketball, based in Manchester. Find out more on the British Basketball website.