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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
U.S. FlagUnited States
Most recent men's
silver medalist
Spain Flag Spain
Most recent men's
bronze medalist
Russia Flag Russia
Most medals U.S. Flag United States (26)
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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.


Result

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 United Kingdom Flag  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 U.S. Flag  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
1984 U.S. Flag  Los Angeles
1988 South Korea Flag  Seoul
1992 Spain Flag  Barcelona
1996 U.S. Flag  Atlanta
2000 Austrаlia Flag  Sydney
2004 Greece Flag  Athens
2008 PR China Flag  Beijing
2016 Brasil Flag  Rio De Janeiro
2020 Jаpan Flag  Tokyo





























Participating nations

Angola Flag Angola
Argentina Flag Argentina
Austrаlia Flag Australia
Belgium Flag 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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