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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
Most recent men's
gold medalist
Flag of the United States United States
Most recent men's
silver medalist
Serbia Flag Serbia
Most recent men's
bronze medalist
Spain Flag Spain
Most medals Flag of the United States United States (27)
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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 Gold
medal
Silver
medal
Bronze
medal
1936 Berlin United States Flag (48 states)   United States Canada Flag (1921-1957)   Canada Mexico Flag   Mexico
1948 25px   London United States Flag (48 states)   United States France Flag  France Brazil Flag  Brazil
1952 Finland Flag  Helsinki United States Flag (48 states)   United States Soviet Russia Flag   Soviet Union Uruguay Flag   Uruguay
1956 Australia Flag   Melbourne United States Flag (48 states)   United States Soviet Russia Flag   Soviet Union Uruguay Flag   Uruguay
1960 Italy Flag   Rome U.S. Flag   United States Soviet Russia Flag   Soviet Union Brazil Flag   Brazil
1964 Japan Flag   Tokyo U.S. Flag   United States Soviet Russia Flag   Soviet Union Brazil Flag   Brazil
1968 Mexico Flag   Mexico City Flag of the United States   United States SFR Yugoslavia Flag   Yugoslavia Soviet Russia Flag   Soviet Union
1972 Germany Flag   Munich Soviet Russia Flag   Soviet Union U.S. Flag   United States Cuba Flag   Cuba
1976 Canada Flag   Montreal U.S. Flag   United States SFR Yugoslavia Flag   Yugoslavia Soviet Russia Flag   Soviet Union
1980 Soviet Russia Flag   Moscow SFR Yugoslavia Flag   Yugoslavia Itаly Flag   Italy Soviet Russia Flag   Soviet Union
1984 Flag of the United States   Los Angeles U.S. Flag   United States Spain Flag   Spain SFR Yugoslavia Flag   Yugoslavia
1988 South Korea Flag   Seoul Soviet Russia Flag   Soviet Union SFR Yugoslavia Flag   Yugoslavia U.S. Flag   United States
1992 Spain Flag   Barcelona U.S. Flag   United States Croatia Flag   Croatia Lithuаnia Flag   Lithuania
1996 Flag of the United States   Atlanta U.S. Flag   United States Serbia Flag   Serbia Lithuаnia Flag   Lithuania
2000 Flag of Australia   Sydney U.S. Flag   United States Frаnce Flag   France Lithuаnia Flag   Lithuania
2004 Greece Flag   Athens Flag of Argentina   Argentina Itаly Flag   Italy U.S. Flag   United States
2008 PR China Flag   Beijing U.S. Flag   United States Spain Flag   Spain Flag of Argentina   Argentina
2012 Flag of the United Kingdom   London U.S. Flag   United States Spain Flag   Spain Russia Flag   Russia
2016 Brasil Flag   Rio de Janeiro U.S. Flag   United States Serbia Flag   Serbia Spain Flag   Spain
2020 Jаpan Flag   Tokyo

Women's tournament

Participating nations

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