Basketball at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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5th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Rome 1960
Tournament details
Olympics 1960 Summer Olympics
Host nation Italy
City Rome
Duration August 26 – September 10
Men's tournament
Teams 15
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists Soviet Union
3 Bronze medalists  Italy
Tournaments
← Buenos Aires 1956  Melbourne 1964 →

Basketball at the 1960 Summer Olympics was the fifth appearance of the sport of basketball as an official Olympic medal event. 16 nations were admitted into the Olympic tournament, with many others being eliminated in a pre-Olympic tournament held earlier in the year from 13 to 20 August 1960 at the Land Rover Arena at Bologna. 64 games of basketball were played in the Olympic tournament that was held at the Palazzetto dello Sport and PalaLottomatica, both in Rome.

The 16 teams were split up into four groups for the preliminary round. Each team played every other team in its group once. The top two teams in each group advanced to the semifinals in two pools of four, while the lower two teams were sent to a consolation semifinal for 9th through 16th place.

In the semifinal, each team again played every other team in its pool, none of which it had played against previously. The top two teams in each of the two semifinals moved on to the final, with the lower two teams in each playing in a classification for 5th through 8th place. The consolation semifinal worked the same way, with the top two teams moving into a classification for 9th through 12th place and the lower two playing in classification for 13th through 16th places.

For the final, each of the four teams had already played against one of the other three in the semifinal. The results of those games carried over into the final and each team played the remaining two finalists once (even though the teams may have played each other in the preliminary round, those results were not carried over). The results of that pool determined final ranking. Each of the classifications worked identically to the final.

Preliminary Round[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 3 3 0 0 231 197 34 6
 Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 212 219 -7 4
 Philippines 3 1 0 2 236 237 -1 2
 Uruguay 3 0 0 3 206 232 -26 0
Philippines  88–80  Uruguay


Italy  79–63  Yugoslavia


Uruguay  58–75  Italy


Yugoslavia  80–72  Philippines


Philippines  76–77  Italy


Yugoslavia  69–68  Uruguay


Group B[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 263 188 75 6
 Hungary 3 2 0 1 197 203 -6 4
 Chile 3 1 0 2 199 205 -6 2
 Japan 3 0 0 3 170 233 -63 0
Chile  65–82  United States


Japan  57–64  Hungary


Hungary  70–66  Chile


United States  101–60  Japan


Japan  53–68  Chile


United States  80–63  Hungary


Group C[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Canada 3 2 0 1 237 227 10 4
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 212 204 8 4
 France 3 2 0 1 211 216 -5 4
 Spain 3 1 0 2 210 223 -13 0
Argentina  72–69  Spain


France  82–80  Canada


Canada  77–70  Argentina


Spain  66–71  France


France  58–70  Argentina


Canada  80–75  Spain


Group D[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 252 206 46 6
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 223 204 19 4
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 0 2 206 223 -17 2
 Mexico 3 0 0 3 184 232 -48 0
Brazil  71–76  Soviet Union


Mexico  60–67  Czechoslovakia


Czechoslovakia  69–83  Brazil


Soviet Union  96–65  Mexico


Brazil  69–59  Mexico


Classification 9-16[edit | edit source]

Classification 13-16[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 237 192 45 6
 Uruguay 3 2 0 1 222 198 24 4
 Mexico 3 1 0 2 201 230 -29 2
 Japan 3 0 0 3 188 221 -33 0
Uruguay  75–60  Mexico


Japan  52–80  Spain


Spain  76–75  Uruguay


Mexico  76–74  Japan


Spain  81–65  Mexico


Japan  62–72  Uruguay


Classification 9-12[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Chile 3 2 0 1 207 200 7 4
 France 3 2 0 1 201 201 0 4
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 0 2 201 201 0 2
 Philippines 3 1 0 2 217 224 -7 2
Philippines  70–68  Chile


France  59–57  Czechoslovakia


Chile  63–60  France


Philippines  81–82  France


Czechoslovakia  70–76  Chile


Semi-finals[edit | edit source]

Group I[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 3 3 0 0 206 191 15 6
 Italy 3 2 0 1 215 194 21 4
 Brazil 3 1 0 2 210 212 -2 2
 Canada 3 0 0 3 186 220 -34 0
Brazil  68–60  Canada


Italy  57–60  Hungary


Hungary  74–67  Brazil


Canada  59–80  Italy


Hungary  72–67  Canada


Italy  78–75  Brazil


Group II[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 229 213 16 6
 Soviet Union 3 2 0 1 256 220 36 4
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 210 237 -27 2
 Yugoslavia 3 0 0 3 192 217 -25 0
Argentina  73–95  Soviet Union


United States  78–70  Argentina


Soviet Union  83–63  Yugoslavia


Argentina  67–64  Yugoslavia


Classification 5-8[edit | edit source]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Brazil78
 
 
 
 Yugoslavia71
 
 Brazil70
 
 
 
 Argentina73
 
 Argentina67
 
 
 Canada56
 
7th place
 
 
 
 
 
 Yugoslavia72
 
 
 Canada55

Medal Round[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 236 196 40 6
 Soviet Union 3 1 0 2 228 220 8 2
 Italy 3 1 0 2 207 221 -14 2
 Hungary 3 1 0 2 203 237 -34 2
Hungary  70–66  Italy


Italy  79–72  Soviet Union


United States  84–65  Hungary


Hungary  68–87  Soviet Union


United States  79–62  Italy


Final ranking[edit | edit source]

  1.  United States
  2.  Soviet Union
  3.  Brazil
  4.  Italy
  5.  Czechoslovakia
  6.  Yugoslavia
  7.  Poland
  8.  Uruguay
  9.  Hungary
  10.  France
  11.  Philippines
  12.  Mexico
  13.  Puerto Rico
  14.  Spain
  15.  Japan
  16.  Bulgaria

References[edit | edit source]

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