Basketball, ball game originating in the USA, slowly established in Austria from 1936 on. At first only a supplementary sport for handball players, the game rivalled the older Korbball, a game similar to basketball and usually played by girls. The Austrian Basketball Federation was founded in 1948 and comprises 165 associations and 9,208 members (figures from 1993).
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