|Governing Body:||International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF)|
Wheelchair basketball was first introduced in the United States somewhere around the late 1940s. It was developed by injured servicemen from World War II who were the former players of basketball when they were bodily-abled. They introduced the wheelchair version of basketball in order to continue playing the game. Today, the game is accepted worldwide by para-athletes with a slight variation from the original one so as to ease the game for the people on wheelchairs. The official body that governs the sport at the global level is the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation. The sport is also recognized by the Paralympics Committee (IPC).
The primary object of the game is to score more baskets than the opponent’s team. The team with the maximum no. of baskets by the finish of the time wins the game.
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