This Basketball Olympic was issued as part of a series of 29 Olympic in commemoration of London with each coin featuring a different Olympic Sport.
TODAY IN HISTORY - (1963) the 15 thieves involved in the Great Train Robbery, escape in an ex-British Army truck and two stolen Land Rover four-wheel drive all-terrain vehicles, making off with some $7 million in stolen loot. (1992) The first Olympic basketball team comprised of NBA stars! The "Dream Team" easily took gold home. Some of the players included: Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird. #todayinhistory #train #olympics #dreamteam
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Road to London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics: Images of the week, May 01 2012 - Body blow: the British Olympic Association's drug cheat bylaw was ruled unenforceable by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. BOA chairman Lord Moynihan (centre) said it was a "hollow victory" for the World Anti-Doping Agency. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
James Harden of the USA Men's Senior National team goes for a dunk against France at the Olympic Park Basketball Arena during the London Olympic Games on July 2012 in London, England. At the game, British fans received a tutorial in basic basketball