Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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2nd Olympic Basketball Tournament
London 1948
Tournament details
Olympics 1948 Summer Olympics
Host nation Great Britain
City London
Men's tournament
Teams 23
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists Czechoslovakia
3 Bronze medalists  Canada
Tournaments
← Hamburg 1936  Helsinki 1952 →

Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics was the second appearance of the sport of basketball as an official Olympic medal event. Twenty-three nations competed in the event.

Preliminary Round[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 5 5 0 0 362 200 162 10
 Italy 5 3 0 2 265 273 -8 6
 Ecuador 5 3 0 2 288 224 64 6
 Taiwan 5 2 0 3 261 268 -7 4
 Great Britain 5 1 0 4 184 275 -91 2
  Switzerland 5 1 0 4 177 297 -120 2
Italy  57–59   Switzerland


Great Britain  31–48  Taiwan


Ecuador  59–67  United States


United States  59–30  Italy


Switzerland   40–58  Taiwan


Ecuador  52–27  Great Britain


Italy  60–58  Ecuador


Switzerland   36–45  Great Britain


Taiwan  56–71  United States


Great Britain  47–60  Italy


Ecuador  68–49  Taiwan


United States  86–21   Switzerland


Switzerland   21–51  Ecuador


Taiwan  50–58  Italy


Group B[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Philippines 5 4 0 1 296 266 30 8
 Brazil 5 4 0 1 283 244 39 8
 France 5 3 0 2 288 252 36 6
 Hungary 5 2 0 3 242 235 7 4
 Korea 5 2 0 3 248 273 -25 4
 Egypt 5 0 0 5 203 290 -87 0
Egypt  48–49  Korea


Philippines  68–57  Brazil


Hungary  39–52  France


Brazil  70–47  Egypt


Korea  56–61  Hungary


France  45–61  Philippines


Brazil  74–57  France


Egypt  28–51  Hungary


Philippines  47–54  Korea


Hungary  60–62  Philippines


France  62–30  Egypt


Korea  41–45  Brazil


Brazil  37–31  Hungary


Egypt  50–58  Philippines


France  72–48  Korea


Group C[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 5 4 0 1 275 248 27 8
 Czechoslovakia 5 4 0 1 315 240 75 8
 Chile 5 3 0 2 305 229 76 6
 Argentina 5 3 0 2 300 247 53 6
 Belgium 5 1 0 4 269 295 -26 2
 Iran 5 0 0 5 174 379 -205 0
Iran  32–59  Uruguay


Chile  60–40  Belgium


Iran  33–69  Argentina


Uruguay  52–50  Chile


Belgium  64–68  Czechoslovakia


Argentina  75–50  Belgium


Czechoslovakia  57–59  Uruguay


Chile  87–35  Iran


Uruguay  59–64  Argentina


Chile  48–51  Czechoslovakia


Iran  46–70  Belgium


Belgium  45–46  Uruguay


Czechoslovakia  94–28  Iran


Argentina  51–60  Chile


Group D[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 4 4 0 0 281 169 112 8
 Canada 4 3 0 1 248 218 30 6
 Ireland 4 2 0 2 218 194 24 4
 Poland 4 1 0 3 230 205 25 2
 Iraq 4 0 0 4 124 317 -193 0
Canada  60–42  Iraq


Mexico  55–45  Ireland


Poland  39–60  Mexico


Ireland  48–71  Canada


Iraq  20–76  Ireland


Canada  68–63  Poland


Poland  80–28  Iraq


Mexico  65–51  Canada


Iraq  34–101  Mexico


Ireland  49–48  Poland


Final round[edit | edit source]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
London        
  United States  68
London
  Brazil  39  
  United States  69
London
    Canada  50  
  Uruguay  41
London
  Canada  53  
  United States  67
London
    Czechoslovakia  29
  Philippines  53
London
  Italy  43  
  Philippines  24 Third place
London
    Czechoslovakia  29  
  Mexico  30   Canada  41
  Czechoslovakia  36     Philippines  34
London


External links[edit | edit source]

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