The organizing committee for the Montreal Olympics may know something we don't. The fourth sentence of a press release describing the invention of basketball by Canadian James Naismith reads: "The first game, using a large inflated ball thrown through fish baskets suspended at each end of a floor, was played in Springfield [Mass.] in December 1891."
Fish baskets? Whatever happened to the old peach baskets? What happened was they got translated: the French for peach is p�che, but so is the French for fishing.