Sport: Naismith Week

One winter afternoon in 1891, a gymnasium instructor at Springfield Y. M. C. A. College, Springfield, Mass., named James A. Naismith divided his class of 18 into two sides, gave them an old soccer ball, had them toss it through two bottomless peach baskets hung on the wall. That was the beginning of what is now the most popular winter game in the U. S. Last year, Olympic officials discovered that basketball is played by 18,000,000 addicts almost the world around, therefore added it to the program at Berlin next summer.

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