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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. Women's basketball made its debut in the Summer Olympics in 1976. FIBA organizes both the men's and women's FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments and the Summer Olympics basketball tournaments, which are sanctioned by the IOC.[1]

The United States is by far the most successful country in Olympic basketball, with United States men's teams having won 16 of 19 tournaments in which they participated, including seven consecutive titles from 1936 through 1968. United States women's teams have won eight titles out of the 10 tournaments in which they competed, including seven in a row from 1996 to 2020. Besides the United States, Argentina is the only nation still in existence which has won either the men's or women's tournament. The Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and the Unified Team are the countries no longer in existence who have won the tournament. The United States are the defending champions in both men's and women's tournaments.

On 9 June 2017, the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee announced that 3x3 basketball would become an official Olympic sport as of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, for both men and women.[2][3]

Men's tournaments[]

Year Hosts Gold Medal Game Bronze Medal Game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth Place
1936
Details
Template:Country data Nazi GermanyTemplate:Namespace detect showall
Berlin
US flag 48 stars
USA
19–8 File:Canadian Red Ensign (1921–1957).png
Canada
Flag of Mexico (1934-1968)
Mexico
26–12 File:Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg
Poland
1948
Details
United Kingdom
London
US flag 48 stars
USA
65–21 Flag of France
France
Flag of Brazil (1889–1960)
Brazil
52–47 Flag of Mexico (1934-1968)
Mexico
1952
Details
Finland
Helsinki
US flag 48 stars
USA
36–25 File:Flag of the USSR (1936-1955).svg
Soviet Union
File:Flag of Uruguay.png
Uruguay
68–59 Flag of Argentina
Argentina
1956
Details
Australia
Melbourne
US flag 48 stars
USA
89–55 Flag of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
File:Flag of Uruguay.png
Uruguay
71–62 Flag of France
France
1960
Details
Italy
Rome
Flag of the United States
USA
81–57 Flag of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
File:Flag of Brazil (1960–1968).png
Brazil
78–75 Flag of Italy
Italy
1964
Details
Japan
Tokyo
Flag of the United States
USA
73–59 Flag of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
File:Flag of Brazil (1960–1968).png
Brazil
76–60 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995)
Puerto Rico
1968
Details
Mexico
Mexico City
Flag of the United States
USA
65–50 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992)
Yugoslavia
Flag of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
70–53 File:Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).png
Brazil
1972
Details
West Germany
Munich
Flag of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
51–50 Flag of the United States
USA
Flag of Cuba
Cuba
66–65 Flag of Italy
Italy
1976
Details
Canada
Montreal
Flag of the United States
USA
95–74 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992)
Yugoslavia
Flag of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
100–72 Flag of Canada (Pantone)
Canada
1980
Details
Soviet Union
Moscow
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992)
Yugoslavia
86–77 File:Olympic flag.svg
ItalyTemplate:Efn
Flag of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
117–94 File:Olympic flag.svg
SpainTemplate:Efn
1984
Details
United States of America
Los Angeles
Flag of the United States
USA
96–65 Flag of Spain
Spain
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992)
Yugoslavia
88–82 Flag of Canada (Pantone)
Canada
1988
Details
South Korea
Seoul
Flag of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
76–63 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992)
Yugoslavia
Flag of the United States
USA
78–49 Flag of Australia (converted)
Australia
1992
Details
Spain
Barcelona
Flag of the United States
USA
117–85 Flag of Croatia
Croatia
Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004)
Lithuania
82–78 File:Olympic flag.svg
Unified Team
1996
Details
United States of America
Atlanta
Flag of the United States
USA
95–69 Flag of Yugoslavia (1992–2003); Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006)
[[Serbia and Montenegro {{{mw}}} national basketball team|FR Yugoslavia]]
Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004)
Lithuania
80–74 Flag of Australia (converted)
Australia
2000
Details
Australia
Sydney
Flag of the United States
USA
85–75 Flag of France
France
Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004)
Lithuania
89–71 Flag of Australia (converted)
Australia
2004
Details
Greece
Athens
Flag of Argentina
Argentina
84–69 Flag of Italy
Italy
Flag of the United States
USA
104–96 Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004)
Lithuania
2008
Details
China
Beijing
Flag of the United States
USA
118–107 Flag of Spain
Spain
Flag of Argentina
Argentina
87–75 Flag of Lithuania
Lithuania
2012
Details
United Kingdom
London
Flag of the United States
USA
107–100 Flag of Spain
Spain
Flag of Russia
Russia
81–77 Flag of Argentina
Argentina
2016
Details
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Flag of the United States
USA
96–66 Flag of Serbia
Serbia
Flag of Spain
Spain
89–88 Flag of Australia (converted)
Australia
2020Template:Efn
Details
Japan
Tokyo
Flag of the United States
USA
87–82 Flag of France
France
Flag of Australia (converted)
Australia
107–93 Flag of Slovenia
Slovenia
2024
Details
France
Paris

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Performance by confederation[]

This is a summary of the best performances of each confederation in each tournament.

Confederation 36
Template:Country data Nazi GermanyTemplate:Namespace detect showall
48
United Kingdom
52
Finland
56
Australia
60
Italy
64
Japan
68
Mexico
72
West Germany
76
Canada
80
Soviet Union
84
United States of America
88
South Korea
92
Spain
96
United States of America
00
Australia
04
Greece
08
China
12
United Kingdom
16
Brazil
20
Japan
FIBA Africa 15th–18th 19th 9th–16th -- -- -- 15th 15th 12th 11th 12th 10th 10th 11th 12th 12th 12th 10th 11th 10th
FIBA Americas 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 5th 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
FIBA Asia 5th 8th 9th–16th 7th 11th 10th 13th 13th 11th 12th 10th 9th 12th 8th 10th 8th 8th 12th 12th 11th
FIBA Europe 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
FIBA Oceania -- -- -- 12th -- 9th -- 9th 8th 8th 7th 4th 6th 4th 4th 9th 7th 7th 4th 3rd
Nations 21 23 23 15 16 16 16 16 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

Participating nations[]

Nation 36
Template:Country data Nazi GermanyTemplate:Namespace detect showall
48
United Kingdom
52
Finland
56
Australia
60
Italy
64
Japan
68
Mexico
72
West Germany
76
Canada
80
Soviet Union
84
United States of America
88
South Korea
92
Spain
96
United States of America
00
Australia
04
Greece
08
China
12
United Kingdom
16
Brazil
20
Japan
Years
Flag of Angola Angola Template:Ref 10th 11th 12th 12th 12th 5
Flag of Argentina Argentina 15th 4th 9th 1st 3rd 4th 8th 7th 8
Flag of Australia (converted) Australia 12th 9th 9th 8th 8th 7th 4th 6th 4th 4th 9th 7th 7th 4th 3rd 15
Template:Country data BEL 19th 11th 17th 3
Flag of Brazil Brazil 9th 3rd 6th 6th 3rd 3rd 4th 7th 5th 9th 5th 5th 6th 5th 9th 15
Template:Country data BUL 7th 5th 16th 10th 4
Flag of Canada (Pantone) Canada 2nd 9th 9th 9th 14th 4th 4th 6th 7th 9
Template:Country data CAF Template:Ref 10th 1
Template:Country data CHL 9th 6th 5th 8th 4
Flag of the People's Republic of China China Template:Ref 10th 11th 12th 8th 10th 8th 8th 12th 12th 9
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games Chinese TaipeiTemplate:Ref 15th 18th 11th 3
Flag of Croatia Croatia Template:Ref 2nd 7th 6th 5th 4
Flag of Cuba Cuba 13th 9th 11th 3rd 7th 6th 6
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Template:Ref 9th 1
Flag of the Czech Republic Czechoslovakia 9th 7th 9th 5th 8th 6th 9th Template:Ref 7
Flag of Egypt Egypt 15th 19th 9th 16th 12th 12th 12th 7
Template:Country data EST 9th Template:Ref 1
Template:Country data FIN 9th 11th 2
Flag of France France 19th 2nd 8th 4th 10th 11th 2nd 6th 6th 2nd 10
Flag of Germany GermanyTemplate:Ref 15th 12th 8th 7th 10th 8th 6
Flag of the United Kingdom Great Britain 20th 9th 2
Template:Country data GRC 17th 5th 5th 5th 4
Template:Country data HUN 16th 9th 9th 13th 4
Flag of India India 12th 1
Flag of Iran Iran 14th 11th 12th 3
Template:Country data IRQ 22nd 1
Template:Country data IRE 23rd 1
Template:Country data ISR Template:Ref 17th 1
Flag of Italy Italy 7th 17th 17th 4th 5th 8th 4th 5th 2nd 5th 5th 2nd 5th 13
Flag of Japan Japan 9th 10th 15th 10th 14th 11th 11th 7
Flag of South Korea South Korea Template:Ref 8th 14th 16th 14th 9th 12th 6
Template:Country data LAT 15th Template:Ref 1
Template:Country data LTU Template:Ref 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 8th 7th 7
Flag of Mexico Mexico 3rd 4th 9th 12th 12th 5th 10th 7
Template:Country data MAR Template:Ref 16th 1
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 11th 10th 2
Template:Country data NGR 10th 11th 10th 3
Template:Country data PAN 12th 1
Template:Country data PER 8th 10th 15th 3
Template:Country data PHL 5th 12th 9th 7th 11th 13th 13th 7
Flag of Poland Poland 4th 7th 6th 6th 10th 7th 6
Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Template:Ref 13th 4th 9th 6th 9th 7th 8th 10th 6th 9
Template:Country data ROM 17th 1
Flag of Russia Russia Template:Ref Template:Ref 8th 9th 3rd 3
Template:Country data SEN Template:Ref 15th 15th 11th 3
Flag of Serbia Serbia Template:Ref Template:Ref 2nd 1
Template:Country data SCG Template:Ref 11th Template:Ref 1
Template:Country data SIN Template:Ref 13th Template:Ref 1
Template:Country data SVN Template:Ref 4th 1
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Template:Ref 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 1st Template:Ref Template:Ref 9
Flag of Spain Spain 14th 7th 11th 4th 2nd 8th 9th 9th 7th 2nd 2nd 3rd 6th 13
Flag of Sweden Sweden 10th 1
Template:Country data CHE 9th 21st 17th 3
Template:Country data THA Template:Ref 15th 1
File:Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia 11th 1
Template:Country data TUR 19th 17th 2
Template:FlagIOC Template:Ref 4th Template:Ref 1
Flag of the United States USA 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 19
Template:Country data URY 6th 5th 3rd 3rd 8th 8th 6th 7
Template:Country data VEN 11th 10th 2
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992) Yugoslavia 6th 7th 2nd 5th 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 6th Template:Ref 10
Nations 21 23 23 15 16 16 16 16 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Notes[]
Template:Note The NOC was not member of the IOC.
Template:Note As Taiwan China from 1936 to 1956.
Template:Note Part of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia from 1936 to 1988.
Template:Note Part of Template:URS.
Template:Note As Template:Country data FRGTemplate:Namespace detect showall West Germany from 1968 to 1988.
Template:Note Part of Template:FlagIOC in 1992.
Template:Note Now Serbia Serbia, part of Template:YUG in 1936–1988, as Template:FlagIOCteam in 1992 and part of Template:FR-YUG in 1996–2000.
Template:Note Part of Template:SCG in 2004.
Template:Note Part of Template:Country data MASTemplate:Namespace detect showall Malaysia in 1964.
Template:Note The Soviet Union chose not to compete in 1936 and 1948.
Template:Note Part of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia from 1920 to 1992.

Women's tournaments[]

Year Hosts Gold Medal Game Bronze Medal Game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth Place
1976
Details
Canada
Montreal
Flag of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
112–77 Flag of the United States
USA
File:Flag of Bulgaria (1971–1990).svg
Bulgaria
67–66 Flag of the Czech Republic
Czechoslovakia
1980
Details
Soviet Union
Moscow
Flag of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
104–73 File:Flag of Bulgaria (1971–1990).svg
Bulgaria
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992)
Yugoslavia
68–65 File:Flag of Hungary.png
Hungary
1984
Details
United States of America
Los Angeles
Flag of the United States
USA
85–55 Flag of South Korea (1984–1997)
South Korea
Flag of the People's Republic of China
China
63–57 Flag of Canada (Pantone)
Canada
1988
Details
South Korea
Seoul
Flag of the United States
USA
77–70 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992)
Yugoslavia
Flag of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
68–53 Flag of Australia (converted)
Australia
1992
Details
Spain
Barcelona
File:Olympic flag.svg
Unified Team
76–66 Flag of the People's Republic of China
China
Flag of the United States
USA
88–74 Flag of Cuba
Cuba
1996
Details
United States of America
Atlanta
Flag of the United States
USA
111–87 Flag of Brazil
Brazil
Flag of Australia (converted)
Australia
66–56 File:Flag of Ukraine.png
Ukraine
2000
Details
Australia
Sydney
Flag of the United States
USA
76–54 Flag of Australia (converted)
Australia
Flag of Brazil
Brazil
84–73 (OT) File:Flag of South Korea (1997–2011).png
South Korea
2004
Details
Greece
Athens
Flag of the United States
USA
74–63 Flag of Australia (converted)
Australia
Flag of Russia
Russia
71–62 Flag of Brazil
Brazil
2008
Details
China
Beijing
Flag of the United States
USA
92–65 Flag of Australia (converted)
Australia
Flag of Russia
Russia
94–81 Flag of the People's Republic of China
China
2012
Details
United Kingdom
London
Flag of the United States
USA
86–50 Flag of France
France
Flag of Australia (converted)
Australia
83–74 Flag of Russia
Russia
2016
Details
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Flag of the United States
USA
101–72 Flag of Spain
Spain
Flag of Serbia
Serbia
70–63 Flag of France
France
2020Template:Efn
Details
Japan
Tokyo
Flag of the United States
USA
90–75 Flag of Japan
Japan
Flag of France
France
91–76 Flag of Serbia
Serbia
2024
Details
France
Paris

Template:Notelist

Performance by confederation[]

This is a summary of the best performances of each confederation in each tournament.

Confederation 76
Canada
80
Soviet Union
84
United States of America
88
South Korea
92
Spain
96
United States of America
00
Australia
04
Greece
08
China
12
United Kingdom
16
Brazil
20
Japan
FIBA Africa 12th 12th 11th 12th 12th 12th 11th
FIBA Americas 2nd 5th 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
FIBA Asia 5th 2nd 6th 2nd 7th 4th 9th 4th 5th 8th 2nd
FIBA Europe 1st 1st 6th 2nd 1st 4th 5th 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd
FIBA Oceania 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 5th 8th

Participating nations[]

Nation 76
Canada
80
Soviet Union
84
United States of America
88
South Korea
92
Spain
96
United States of America
00
Australia
04
Greece
08
China
12
United Kingdom
16
Brazil
20
Japan
Years
Flag of Angola Angola 12th 1
Flag of Australia (converted) Australia 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 5th 8th 10
Template:Country data BLR Template:Ref Template:Ref 6th 9th 2
Template:Country data BEL 7th 1
Flag of Brazil Brazil 7th 2nd 3rd 4th 11th 9th 11th 7
Template:Country data BGR 3rd 2nd 5th 3
Flag of Canada (Pantone) Canada 6th 4th 11th 10th 8th 7th 9th 7
Flag of the People's Republic of China China Template:Ref 3rd 6th 2nd 9th 9th 4th 6th 10th 5th 9
Flag of Croatia Croatia Template:Ref 10th 1
Flag of Cuba Cuba 5th 4th 6th 9th 4
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Template:Ref 5th 7th 7th 3
Flag of the Czech Republic Czechoslovakia 4th 8th 6th Template:Ref 2
Flag of France France 5th 2nd 4th 3rd 4
Flag of the United Kingdom Great Britain 11th 1
Template:Country data GRC 7th 1
Template:Country data HUN 4th 1
Flag of Italy Italy 6th 8th 8th 3
Flag of Japan Japan 5th 7th 10th 8th 2nd 5
Template:Country data LAT Template:Ref 9th 1
Template:Country data MLI 12th 1
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 11th 8th 10th 3
Template:Country data NGA 11th 11th 2
Flag of Poland Poland 8th 1
Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 12th 1
Flag of Russia Russia Template:Ref Template:Ref 5th 6th 3rd 3rd 4th 5
Template:Country data SEN 12th 12th 2
Flag of Serbia Serbia Template:Ref 3rd 4th 2
Template:Country data SVK Template:Ref 7th 1
Flag of South Korea South Korea 2nd 7th 10th 4th 12th 8th 10th 7
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 1st 1st 3rd Template:Ref Template:Ref 3
Flag of Spain Spain 5th 6th 5th 2nd 6th 5
Template:Country data TUR 5th 6th 2
Template:Country data UKR Template:Ref Template:Ref 4th 4
Template:FlagIOC Template:Ref 1st Template:Ref 1
Flag of the United States USA 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 11
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992) Yugoslavia 3rd 6th 2nd Template:Ref 3
Template:Country data CODTemplate:Ref 12th 1
Nations 6 6 6 8 8 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

Notes[]

Template:Note NOC was not member of IOC
Template:Note competed as part of Soviet Union Soviet Union from 1952–88
Template:Note part of Template:FlagIOC in 1992
Template:Note part of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia from 1920–92
Template:Note as Template:Country data ZAITemplate:Namespace detect showall Zaire from 1984–96
Template:Note part of "Yugoslavia" from 1976–2000 and "Serbia and Montenegro" in 2004

See also[]

  • 3x3 basketball at the Summer Olympics
  • Basketball at the Asian Games
  • Basketball at the African Games
  • Basketball at the Commonwealth Games
  • Basketball at the Youth Olympic Games
  • Basketball at the Pacific Games
  • Basketball at the Pan American Games
  • Wheelchair basketball at the Summer Paralympics

Notes[]

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