The United States of America has always dominated one sphere of sports and that is, without doubt, basketball. The ease with which this country gets hold of the winning titles at various events is just too remarkable. To add to all this is their win at the Olympics of 2012 – winning consecutively eight matches of the Games and taking back the possession of the Gold medal. It is believed that these basketball enthusiasts of USA have won medals in whatever games they have participated from, somewhat, the beginning of the twentieth century.
Basketball game is totally dominated by USA at Olympics
The basketball streak these countrymen have been able to create has left a lot of people in doubt as to how it is possible for a single country to take home all the winning titles.
The experts have a completely apt reason to explain the country’s unbreakable record. United States of America is dominated by people of just two sports vis-à-vis other countries with the population having their hands on a lot of domestic sports. A random person from America would be either playing Basketball or Football. Adding to all this is the low equipment and maintenance cost associated with playing basketball which just adds to the number of people engaged in the sport.
Basketball – most popular game all over the world
Like cricket is the king of all games in India, Basketball is the utmost joy of the people of America. If all the people of the country play a particular game then surely the best of folks in that game would come to the surface to represent the country. Out of the seventeen Olympic Games the United States have been a part of, the players have grabbed fourteen gold, one silver and two bronze medals. With an all too impressive streak of 130-5 in Olympics so far, it is rightly said that this country rules the basketball game of the world.
It is believed that this sport was originated in United States itself and this fact simply adds to the mastery of the countrymen in the game. Basketball is the hot favourite of the population of the country. Some people even argue that United States, being a rich country, can afford the best of equipments and ground maintenance for the players to experience a real time game of basketball. A country like Spain has always been there to give a clear competition to the country for sure. Still it is believed that United States stands at a better place than Spain because of the improved facilities and technology the country possesses. They don’t really need to show that they deserve a seat in the Olympics and that was very evident from their direct entry after winning the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) title in 2014. USA Basketball is also a not-for-profit organisation which monitors the sport in the country and prepares teams for Women’s and Men’s International matches. It represents the sport of the country at various international events and has worked well under the leadership of some internationally recognised players.
Surely this sport in this country now comes natural and people have no doubt about the fact that one of the medals already is in for the basketball team of this country in the Olympics of this year. With the entire world eagerly looking forward to the Olympics of Rio, the USA basketball team are toiling hard to continue with their medal winning streak this year as well. And who knows, maybe gold this time again. Olympics are surely the greatest platform for all the players to make or break their country’s name. With a lot of players practising in the array, a lot many countries await their win and recognition.