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A bit about basketball. This is a popular sports team game in which the ball is thrown into the basket or ring of an opponent. Only two teams play basketball, each team consists of five basketball players (there are exactly 12 people in each team, and the number of substitutions of players is completely unlimited). The goal of each team is to throw the game ball into the ring with the opponent’s net and to prevent the other team from taking possession of the ball and throwing it in their basket. The ring is located at a height of 3.05 m from the floor.
If the ball is thrown from near or middle distance, then two points are counted, if from the far (due to the three-point line) from three points; a free throw is valued at one point. The standard size of a basketball court is 28 meters long and 15 meters wide. Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world, it has a huge number of fans around the globe.
Basketball has also been included in the program of the Olympic Games since 1936 (James Naismith invented the game and he was a guest at these games). Regular world basketball championships for men have been held since 1950, among women - since 1953, and European championships - since 1935.