Basketball in The World
After basketball’d been invented,it was started to play at schools,universities and gyms all over the USA.Young people took up basketball and liked it.They established basketball clubs.It started to become the most popular sport in America
Federation International Basketball Association (FIBA) was established by Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, Romania,Czechoslovakia in Switzerland in 1932.Also European Basketball Championship has been organizing since 1935.
WHY BASKETBALL IS IMPORTANT FOR TURKEY
Basketball is a popular sport in Turkey.A lot of people like playing and watching basketball. Especially, young people are keen on basketball.In Turkey there are successful basketball teams like Efes Pilsen,Ulker etc.They are representations of Turkey in Europe. Basketball is more popular in the world than in Turkey.When our basketball teams play in Europe,millions of people watch their matches.Our teams advertise us in the world.For example Efes Pilsen played in Final Four two times and about a billion people watch its matches.We also gain money from basketball.For example as all of you know,last year 32nd European Basketball Championship was organized in Istanbul.Thousands of people came Turkey to see their national teams’ matches.It helped our economy in this economic crisis by this organization.We were successful at this organization and we also were runners up.
As I said before basketball is very important for us so we should keen on basketball.Our businessmen should invest in basketball.They should stand surety for teams,build new gyms.They should organize summer basketball tournements in Anatolia.Maybe Anatolian children will love basketball.We should teach children basketball together when they are children.We mustn’t forget how “12 Dev Adam” was successful in European Championship.Because they have been playing together for years.
I think basketball is one of the best ways to recover from economic crisis that we are in.If we use power of basketball,we will put in order our economy.