Two newly independent countries of the former Yugoslavia and Soviet Union, Croatia and Lithuania, ...
All venues were indoor stadiums except for the 1936 tournament which was held outdoors on lawn tennis courts. Berlin 1936: Reichssportfeld, Berlin. London 1948: Harringay Arena, London. Helsinki 1952: Tennis Palace and Messuhalli II, both in Helsinki. Melbourne 1956: Royal Exhibition Building, ...
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The United States of America is the most successful team in the history of Olympics basketball. The USA Olympic men’s basketball team has won the gold medal a record 16 times, which includes an unbeaten streak from 1936 to 1968. The USA women’s basketball team, meanwhile, has pocketed the gold medal on nine occasions.
2016 Rio. United States (USA) Serbia (SRB) Spain (ESP) 2012 London. United States (USA) Spain (ESP) Russia (RUS) 2008 Beijing.
Khushi Ram made his international debut in 1964 and led India in the 1965 Asian Basketball Championships, where his prolific scoring came to the fore. He ended up as the highest scorer of the tournament in 1965 and 1969.
Undoubtedly, the United States have been the most successful team in Basketball having won a remarkable 14 of 17 editions they have participated in, with the Soviet Union (1972 & 1988), Yugoslavia...
The 1972 Olympic men's basketball gold medal game, marking the first ever loss for the US in Olympic play, is arguably the most controversial in Olympic history. The United States rode their seven consecutive gold medals and 63–0 Olympic record to Munich for the 1972 Summer Olympics. The team won its first eight games in convincing fashion, setting up a final against the Soviet Union, holding a 6–0 advantage over the Soviets in Olympic play.
Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan was held from 24 July to 8 August 2021. The basketball competitions were held at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, while the 3x3 competitions were held at the temporary Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo.
The United States won the Olympic men’s basketball gold medal defeating Spain 118-107. Argentina defeated Lithuania 87-75 in the bronze-medal game. (ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP via Getty Images)