August 14, 1936

On this date in in 1936 the first basketball competition was held as an event at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. The U.S. defeated Canada, 19-8. Yes, as evident by the score, both teams were made entirely of white players and travelling was called consistently by the referees.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to August 14, 1936

  1. A Real Sport Enthusiast says:

    I love the sport! You should do more twisting histories about sport!

    I like EVERY sport but I like the one where the two sport teams try to beat each other best of all. You know the one, it has a ball? That’s the one I like the best! I particularly like it when one sport team gets the ball and the other sport team tries to stop them and then they score points! I love it when that happens!

    As you can clearly see, I am both enthusiastic and informed about all aspects of sporting and different kinds of sport.

    I would write more, but a big sporting thing is about to start and I want to go WATCH it!

    Most sincerely,
    A Real Sport Enthusiast

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