All about basketball
In 1936, Basketball was included in the program of the Olympic Games. Somewhat later, regular men's and women's world championships begin. They have been held for men since 1950, and for women since 1953. The European Basketball Championships have been held since 1935.
Matches under the auspices of the NBA consist of 4 halves of 12 minutes. clean time each, and in FIBA - International Amateur Basketball Federation - 4 halves of 10 minutes. Interestingly, there are no draws in basketball. If you still have an equal score in regular time - appoint additional overtime for five minutes, if necessary, may be assigned more overtime until one of the teams wins. There is only one exception - when two cup matches are held, then in the first of them a draw can be credited, and the result will be determined in the second game.
In Europe, international basketball competitions are held among club teams, namely: European Cup, Challenge Cup, Euroleague, VTB United League.
This game is very popular in the United States, where one of the strongest basketball championships in the world is held - the championship of the National Basketball Association (NBA).