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Basketball - Olympic Games

Men

Men's basketball made its first appearance in the Olympics in 1936, although it had been a "demonstration sport" in 1904. That initial tournament was held outdoors and began the USA's amazing winning streak of seven straight Golds, including 63 undefeated matches, which ended with the controversial defeat by the USSR in Munich in 1972.
In 1992, professionals were allowed to compete for the first time, leading to several NBA superstars forming the United States' so-called "dream team" in Barcelona and subsequent Games.

YEAR
VENUE
WINNERS
SILVER
BRONZE
1936
Berlin, Ger
USA
Canada
Mexico
1948
London, Gbr
USA
France
Brazil
1952
Helsinki, Fin
USA
USSR
Uruguay
1956
Melbourne, Aus
USA
USSR
Uruguay
1960
Rome, Ita
USA
USSR
Brazil
1964
Tokyo, Jap
USA
USSR
Brazil
1968
Mexico C, Mex
USA
Yugoslavia
USSR
1972
Munich, Frg
USSR
USA
Cuba
1976
Montreal, Can
USA
Yugoslavia
USSR
1980
Moscow, Urs
YUGOSLAVIA
Italy
USSR
1984
L Angeles, Usa
USA
Spain
Yugoslavia
1988
Seoul, Kor
USSR
Yugoslavia
USA
1992
Barcelona, Esp
USA
Croatia
Lithuania
1996
Atlanta, Usa
USA
Yugoslavia
Lithuania
2000
Sydney, Aus
USA
France
Lithuania
2004
Athens, Grc
ARGENTINA
Italy
USA
2008
Beijing, Chn
USA
Spain
Argentina
2012 London, Gbr
USA Spain Russia
2016 Rio de J, Bra USA Serbia Spain

Women

Women's basketball made its first appearance in the Olympics in 1976, having been excluded from the Olympics previous to the Games in Montreal.

YEAR
VENUE
WINNERS
SILVER
BRONZE
1976
Montreal, Can
USSR
USA
Bulgaria
1980
Moscow, Urs
USSR
Bulgaria
Yugoslavia
1984
L Angeles, Usa
USA
S Korea
China
1988
Seoul, Kor
USA
Yugoslavia
USSR
1992
Barcelona, Esp
UNI TEAM
China
USA
1996
Atlanta, Usa
USA
Brazil
Australia
2000
Sydney, Aus
USA
Australia
Brazil
2004
Athens, Grc
USA
Australia
Russia
2008
Beijing, Chn
USA
Australia
Russia
2012 London, Gbr USA France Australia
2016 Rio de J, Bra USA Spain Serbia

 

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