Basketball explained (Part one)

Find out everything you need to know about basketball at London 2012 - from the rules of the sport, to the venues it will be played in, to the equipment required.

More than 300,000 people are estimated to play basketball each month in the United Kingdom. For people looking to receive coaching, play as part of a team and compete in a league, there are approximately 1,000 clubs in the UK which can be found in sport centres, schools, colleges, universities and gyms.

Visit the London 2012 schedule and results page on the BBC Sport website to find out details of when the Olympic basketball events are taking place, and where you can watch them.

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