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wrote the original basketball rulebook (James Naismith's Original Rules of Basketball), founded the University of Kansas basketball program, and lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904 (1904 Summer Olympics) and as an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, as well as the birth of both the National Invitation Tournament (1938) and the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship (1939). Survival International

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