Basketball

Athlete about to score a basket during a basketball 5x5 game.
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Basketball

Coliseo Eduardo Dibós
AV. ANGAMOS 2681, CERCADO DE LIMA 15036
 
men events
women events
Teams 3x3 Teams 3x3
Teams  5x5 Teams 5x5

 

men events
Teams 3x3
Teams 5x5
women events
Teams 3x3
Teams 5x5

 

Athlete trying to take the ball away from an opponent during a basketball 5x5 game.
Sport review

Two teams of five players play in an indoor court measuring 28 meters long by 15 meters wide. The objective is to score points by shooting the ball into the opponent’s basket located 3.05 meters above the floor. Each game is divided into four 10-minute quarters. Teams receive two points for a regular shot, one point for a free-throw shot and three points for shots beyond the three-point line located 6.75 meters from the basket. Eight teams will compete at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. There will be a preliminary round with two pools, A and B, of four teams each that will compete in a round-robin format. The top two teams of each group will qualify to the semifinals. Teams in third and fourth place will play a qualifying round for fifth and sixth place. Teams placed fourth in groups A and B will play the qualifying round for seventh and eighth place. The United States leads in this sport with eight gold medals, followed by Brazil with six. The historic surprise was given by Puerto Rico when they won the gold in Guadalajara 2011 in both men’s and women’s categories. The Eduardo Dibós Coliseum will be the main venue for Lima 2019.

Basketball 5x5: Basketball 5x5 is the most classic discipline in this sport and a lot of people around the world are really passionate about it. It is played by two teams of five players each on a court. The objective is to score points by throwing the ball through the basket.

Basketball 3x3: Basketball 3x3 is a variation of the 5x5 version and is the top urban team sport in the world. The sport is played on a 15 m wide x 11 m long court, which is equivalent to dividing a regular basketball court in two.  Each court has a hoop and both teams will try to score points while rotating between attack and defense. Teams are formed by three players each and are allowed to make a substitution. Points are awarded to each team based on the number of times they shoot through the basket.

History

It is said to have been invented by Canadian James Naismith in 1891, New England, United States, who came up with the game as a way to keep his students fit. The original game used two peach baskets that were replaced in 1906 with metal hoops with backboards. Currently, this is one of the most popular sports in the world.

Athlete trying to take the ball away from an opponent during a basketball 5x5 game.

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Coliseo Eduardo Dibós
AV. ANGAMOS 2681, CERCADO DE LIMA 15036
Capacity 4600
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