Basketball is a military sport in the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM). Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.
The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter and 10 feet (3.0 m) high mounted to a backboard at each end. Basketball is one of the world’s most popular
and widely viewed sports.
A team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket during regular play. A field goal scores two points for the shooting team if a player is touching or closer to
the basket than the three-point line, and three points (known commonly as a 3 pointer or three) if the player is behind the three-point line. The team with the most points at the end
of the game wins, but additional time (overtime) may be issued when the game ends with a draw. The ball can be advanced on the court by bouncing it while walking or running or throwing it
to a team mate. It is a violation to move without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands then resume dribbling.

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CISM Sports Committee Basketball


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U.S. Department of Defense Armed Forces Sports
2455 Reynolds Road
Building 2266, 3‐46
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234‐7588


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The rules of Basketball can be found here