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Basketball at the Olympics
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Type Olympic games
Level professional
Governing Body Olympic committee
Formed 1936
Duration 16 days
Re-occurrence every 4 years
Host host nation chosen by
Olympic committee
Results
2020 Olympics
Gold medal (olympics).png Gold: Flag of the United States.png United States
Olympic Silver Medal.png Silver Flag of France.png France
Olympic Bronze Medal.png Bronze Flag of Australia.png Australia
Stats
Most medals Flag of the United States.png United States (30)
Best record Flag of the United States.png United States (143-6)
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Men's Basketball has been played consistently at the Summer Olympic Games since 1936, with demonstration events in 1904 and 1924. The United States men's basketball team won all of the gold medals in the men's competition from 1936 to 1968. The Olympics included women starting in 1976. The USA women's national basketball team won the silver medal at the 1976 Olympics, a bronze medal in 1988, and a gold medal at all other competitions.

Winning the Olympics is considered to be the highest honor in international basketball, followed by the World Championships of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) for men and women and the respective intercontinental championships.


Results

Men's tournament

Results
Year Host City (Country) Gold
medal
Silver
medal
Bronze
medal
1936 Berlin United States Flag (48 states).png   United States Canada Flag (1921-1957).png   Canada Mexico Flag.png   Mexico
1948 25px   London United States Flag (48 states).png   United States France Flag.png  France Brazil Flag.png  Brazil
1952 Finland Flag.png  Helsinki United States Flag (48 states).png   United States Soviet Russia Flag.png   Soviet Union Uruguay Flag.png   Uruguay
1956 Australia Flag.png   Melbourne United States Flag (48 states).png   United States Soviet Russia Flag.png   Soviet Union Uruguay Flag.png   Uruguay
1960 Italy Flag.png   Rome U.S. Flag.png   United States Soviet Russia Flag.png   Soviet Union Brazil Flag.png   Brazil
1964 Japan Flag.png   Tokyo U.S. Flag.png   United States Soviet Russia Flag.png   Soviet Union Brazil Flag.png   Brazil
1968 Mexico Flag.png   Mexico City Flag of the United States.png   United States SFR Yugoslavia Flag.png   Yugoslavia Soviet Russia Flag.png   Soviet Union
1972 Germany Flag.png   Munich Soviet Russia Flag.png   Soviet Union U.S. Flag.png   United States Cuba Flag.png   Cuba
1976 Flag of Canada.png   Montreal U.S. Flag.png   United States SFR Yugoslavia Flag.png   Yugoslavia Soviet Russia Flag.png   Soviet Union
1980 Soviet Russia Flag.png   Moscow SFR Yugoslavia Flag.png   Yugoslavia Itаly Flag.png   Italy Soviet Russia Flag.png   Soviet Union
1984 Flag of the United States.png   Los Angeles U.S. Flag.png   United States Flag of Spain.svg   Spain SFR Yugoslavia Flag.png   Yugoslavia
1988 South Korea Flag.png   Seoul Soviet Russia Flag.png   Soviet Union SFR Yugoslavia Flag.png   Yugoslavia U.S. Flag.png   United States
1992 Flag of Spain.svg   Barcelona U.S. Flag.png   United States Flag of Croatia.png   Croatia Lithuаnia Flag.png   Lithuania
1996 Flag of the United States.png   Atlanta U.S. Flag.png   United States Flag of Serbia.png   Serbia Lithuаnia Flag.png   Lithuania
2000 Flag of Australia.png   Sydney U.S. Flag.png   United States Flag of France.png   France Lithuаnia Flag.png   Lithuania
2004 Greece Flag.png   Athens Flag of Argentina.png   Argentina Itаly Flag.png   Italy U.S. Flag.png   United States
2008 Flag of China.png   Beijing U.S. Flag.png   United States Flag of Spain.svg   Spain Flag of Argentina.png   Argentina
2012 Flag of the United Kingdom.png   London U.S. Flag.png   United States Flag of Spain.svg   Spain Russia Flag.png   Russia
2016 Flag of Brazil.png   Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Flag of the United States.png United States Flag of Serbia.png   Serbia Flag of Spain.svg Spain
2020 Flag of Japan.png   Tokyo (Japan) Flag of the United States.png United States Flag of France.png France Flag of Australia.png Australia
2024 Flag of France.png   Paris (France) TBD TBD TBD
2028 Flag of the United States.png   Los Angeles (United States) TBD TBD TBD
2032 Flag of Australia.png   Brisbane (Australia) TBD TBD TBD

Women's tournament

Participating nations

Country
Flag of Angola.png Angola
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina
Flag of Australia.png Australia
Flag of Belgium.png Belgium
Flag of Brazil.png Brazil
Bulgaria Flag.png Bulgaria
Flag of Canada.png Canada
Central African Republic
Chile Flag.png Chile
Flag of China.png China
Chinese Taipei
Flag of Croatia.png Croatia
Republic of Cuba Flag.png Cuba
Egypt Flag.png Egypt
Estonia Flag.png Estonia
Finland Flag.png Finland
Flag of France.png France
Germany Flag.png Germany
Greece Flag.png Greece
Hungary Flag.png Hungary
India Flag.png India
Iran Flag.png Iran
Iraq Flag.png Iraq
Ireland Flag.png Ireland
Israel Flag.png Israel
Itаly Flag.png Italy
Flag of Japan.png Japan
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