Basketball at the Summer Olympics

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Basketball at the Summer Olympics has been a sport for men consistently since 1936. Prior to its inclusion as a medal sport, basketball was held as a demonstration event in 1904. FIBA organizes the men's FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments and the Summer Olympics basketball tournaments, which are sanctioned by the IOC.[1]

Records[edit | edit source]

Men's results[edit | edit source]

Year Hosts Gold Medal Game Bronze Medal Game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth Place
1936 Germany
Hamburg

Canada
27–19
Mexico

Estonia
21–18
Poland
1948 United Kingdom
London

United States
67–29
Czechoslovakia

Canada
41–34
Philippines
1952 Finland
Helsinki

United States
81–73
Soviet Union

France
65–64
Brazil
1956 Argentina
Buenos Aires

Argentina
76–70
United States

Soviet Union
74–55
Brazil
1960 Italy
Rome

United States
Round-Robin
Soviet Union

Italy
Round-Robin
Hungary
1964 Australia
Melbourne

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1968 United States
Detroit

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Medal table[edit | edit source]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States3104
2 Canada1012
3 Argentina1001
4 Soviet Union0213
5 Czechoslovakia0101
 Mexico0101
7 Estonia0011
 France0011
 Italy0011
Totals (9 nations)55515

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Presentation". FIBA.basketball. 

External links[edit | edit source]

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